Latest Images
Latest Pictures
Jul
19
Posted by   Filed under Articles, InterviewsComments Off

Vera Farmiga found out this morning that she had received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her role as Norma Bates, the matriarch of A&E’s Psycho prequel Bates Motel. But there’s no point asking Farmiga about her chances of beating the likes of Claire Danes (who was nominated in the same category for her performance in Homeland), Robin Wright (House of Cards), or Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men). “I can’t answer that question,” she says. “I have never seen an episode of any of them. Shame on me. But I’m just too busy!”

You can say that again. The mother of two young children has just finished shooting The Judge alongside Robert Downey Jr. and also stars as real-life paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in director James Wan’s new horror film The Conjuring, which opens tomorrow.

Below, Farmiga talks more about her nomination, the second season of Bates Motel, and the likelihood of her returning for the already-in-development Conjuring 2.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Where are you and how did you find out about the Emmy nomination?
VERA FARMIGA:
My husband watched it live online and I was awakened with coffee and the good news. He’s my biggest fan and he was really rooting for this to happen. I have to tell you, this was a really interesting experiment. I didn’t really campaign for this one. Not a lot. I did about three interviews. I know how hard I worked and I know how challenged I was and I know the input into this characterization — just psychically, spiritually, emotionally, physically — for me. And it was interesting, I didn’t do much campaigning. I can see the women that did. And I was wondering if that was going to play out. It was my little experiment.

And I’m in Vancouver in preproduction on round 2 for Bates.

Aha! So please tell us what’s going to happen in the next season.
I can’t, but it’s crazy! It’s crazy! I just read the first three episodes and the roster of things for me to do blows me away. I am so challenged by this role and terrified. If you told me this is what I would get to execute as an actress… It’s just really really wild what they’ve written. Kerry Ehrin, Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel executive producers), they’re two lunatic composers and they continue to write dissonant, crazy melodies for me to play. I’m psyched.

Can you say anything about the direction Norma is headed this season?
Well, I think she’s on the search still for stability and happiness and contentment and until now she’s only found them in the dictionary. And also, I think what’s key for her is the acknowledgement that, you know, her child has a mental illness. And no parent can utter those words without their spirit imploding.

It was confirmed this week that New Line is already developing a sequel to The Conjuring. Have you heard anything about that?
I haven’t, just hearsay. There’s nothing scheduled for me. I know that contractually [laughs] New Line has me. And Patrick [Wilson] and I are so game to do round 2. I love working with him. I love these characters. I love embodying Lorraine Warren. And so that will be great if it happens, fingers crossed.

Source

Comments are closed.


  • Current Projects

    Bates Motel - 2013/2015
    Vera as Norma Louise Bates
    Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
    Genre: Drama
    Photos - IMDB - Official Site

    The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist - 2015
    Vera as Lorraine Warren
    Not yet released
    Genre: Horror
    Photos - IMDB

    The Locals - 2015
    Vera as Lillian Goldberg
    The Locals is a comedic love story set in the Bronx about two three generational families; one Jewish, one Italian. Ironically, these families as most Jews and Italians have so much in common; love of the gab, love of food, they talk with their hands, they feed you with guilt and fill your hearts with cultural humor that somehow bridges the divide between all cultures and all generations. A New York based Romeo and Juliet with modern a twist that harks to the hilarity of Moonstruck and the lovable absurdity of familial dysfunction in Little Miss Sunshine.
    Genre: Comedy
    Photos - IMDB

    Facing The Wind
    Vera as unknown
    Bob Rowe is a model husband and father whose profound psychic unraveling leads him to commit an unimaginable act of violence and his subsequent search for redemption.
    Genre: Drama
    Photos - IMDB

    Prima
    Vera as unknown
    Chubby Jesse Urchin shocks everyone except her ex-dancer mother Corinne when she is accepted into the prestigious Battleboro School for Dancers. As Corinne struggles to acclimate to her posh stomping grounds of old, Jesse learns that to get to the top she must kill or be killed when she suddenly finds herself immersed in the cutthroat world of prima ballerinas.
    Genre: Comedy
    Photos - IMDB

    The Geography of Hope
    Vera as unknown
    A 1970s-set story centered on two crooks (Eckhart and Harris) hiding out in Baja, Mexico and their experiences with several American women.
    Genre: Crime | Drama
    Photos - IMDB

    The Judge - 2014
    Vera as Samantha
    Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
    Genre: Drama
    Photos - IMDB - Official Site


  • Partner Sites

    Freddie HighmoreOlivia CookeTaissa Farmiga

    Powered by Affiliationally


  • Quoting Vera


  • Elite & Top Sites

    Angelina JolieAnna KendrickAsa ButterfieldBoyd HolbrookDaniel CraigEmily VancampEmma StoneHilary SwankIsabelle FuhrmanJake GyllenhaalJake GyllenhaalJennifer LawrenceJoel McHaleJuliette BinocheKate BeckinsaleKate WinsletLana ParrillaMadeleine StoweNicola PeltzOlivia CookePiper PeraboRupert FriendSharon Stone

    Powered by Affiliationally



    View all | Become one

  • About the site

    Owner: Claudia
    Previous Owners: Chanel, Kimberly, Maria
    Contact: form
    Since: February 2006
    Currently browsing


  • Disclaimer

    © (2011). Vera Farmiga Online | vera-farmiga.com is a non-profit fan site. We are no way affiliated with Vera, her family, management or friends. All graphics and original content are being used under the Fair Copyright Law 107 and belong to Vera Farmiga Online. Other images and texts belong to their respective owners. No copyright infringement intended. This is an unofficial website.