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Vera Farmiga on the success of Bates Motel

 

“For me the name of the game is to present to you a woman who lives every day in the trenches of maternity.”

Actress Vera Farmiga has staked out a career that includes many unforgettable roles from The Departed to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Recognized by critics and fans alike, she was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for the movie Up in the Air.

The Ukrainian from New Jersey scared audiences with films like Orphan and The Conjuring and now the 40-year-old star continues to scare fans on TV in A&E’s Bates Motel, where she plays the iconic Norma Louise Bates. Farmiga’s work was again recognized with a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the first season of Bates Motel.

The second season of Bates Motel premiered last month and scored 3.07 million viewers, which marked a series high for the show. Jerry Nunn talks to Farmiga about the show’s success.

JN: (Jerry Nunn) Hi, Vera. Congrats on season two of Bates Motel. Were you worried prior to season one about it being set in modern times?

VF: (Vera Farmiga) Yes. I’d be lying if I didn’t have like some reservation about it when I was initially presented with the offer. I thought there is so many things that can go wrong. We’re borrowing these characterizations or these plots points from the most successful horror film ever.

I think what assured me was when I saw Freddie’s audition tape because it wowed me. I saw it. It became to me simply a story and is about this relationship between mother and son. I’m a mom of two toddlers. The story for me resonates.
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  posted by Claudia
  posted on Apr 04, 2014
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  filed under: Articles,Interviews,News & Rumors

 

The ‘Bates Motel’ Cast Has Formed a Family Offscreen

 

“Bates Motel” is a family affair on- and offscreen. In Monday’s new episode (9 p.m. on A&E), just as Norma Bates’s family dramas take a temporary back seat to her date with nice guy George (guest star Michael Vartan), a new arrival threatens her new happiness: her brother Caleb (guest star Kenny Johnson), who abused Norma when they were younger.

Happily, the family vibe behind-the-scenes is a much less complicated one.
In part 2 of our recent interview with Vera Farmiga, the “Bates Motel” star tells Yahoo TV about how she has genuine love for the actors playing her TV sons, how her TV and real-life families have become intertwined, and which of her TV sons reminds her of a certain Golden Globe-winning actor.
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  posted by Claudia
  posted on Mar 20, 2014
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Vera Farmiga @ Today Show – March 2014

 

Vera was a guest at the Today Show yesterday with co-star Michael Vartan and thanks to Nicole we’ve got HQs of it and the video interview from the show site. Enjoy!

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TV Appearances & Interviews > TV Appearances & Interviews in 2014 > Today Show – March 03, 2014



  posted by Claudia
  posted on Mar 04, 2014
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  filed under: Interviews,Media Alert

 

Vera Farmiga interview at Craig Ferguson

 

Vera yesterday was a guest to Craig Ferguson. Enjoy the caps and the interview below.

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TV Appearances & Interviews > TV Appearances & Interviews in 2014 > Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson – February 24, 2014



  posted by Claudia
  posted on Feb 25, 2014
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‘Bates Motel’ Season 2: Vera Farmiga admires Norma Bates

 

Norma Bates has at least one defender: the woman who plays her,”Bates Motel” star Vera Farmiga.

“I admire her tenacious love for her child,” Farmiga tells members of the press during a conference call promoting “Bates Motel” Season 2. “I admire her generous heart. She has really disarming honesty.”

But even Farmiga knows that Norma’s obsessive love with her son Norman (Freddie Highmore) sometimes makes her a bit of a psycho.

“She does wrap Norman in bubble wrap all the time,” Farmiga says, noting that Norman is the “light” in Norma’s life. “This is a story, after all, about family dysfunction. … For me, the name of the game is to present to you a woman who lives every day in the trenches of maternity, and also in the trenches of her own stubbornness and denial.”

That denial manifests in Norma not realizing how dependent she is on Norman for her happiness. While Farmiga and executive producer Kerry Ehrin say that has prevented Norma from making a relationship with another man, Farmiga notes Norma doesn’t recognize that about herself.
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  posted by Claudia
  posted on Feb 19, 2014
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  filed under: Articles,Bates Motel,Interviews,News & Rumors,Tv-shows

 

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