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History has taught us that the transition from child star to adult actor is one of Hollywood's toughest professional hurdles, but Emma Roberts is making that evolution look effortless with wonderfully complex roles in It's Kind of a Funny Story, Scream 4, The Art of Getting By and Celeste & Jesse. Although it seems that those projects were simply set-ups for her greatest performance to date: as the wickedly wonderful Madison Montgomery on American Horror Story: Coven.
From her first vitriol-laced barb, it was clear that both the actress and her creation were not to be trifled with. Subsequent episodes have given Emma room to evolve Madison into more than your garden variety bitch as she's slyly infused all of her most venomous moments with an unmistakable insecurity and breathed luxurious lethargy into Madison's recent resurrection.
I caught up with Emma Roberts in anticipation of tonight's mid-season finale (titled Head in honor of Madame Lalaurie's decapitated dome) that »
TMZ has learned that 22-year-old Emma Roberts (Scream 4, The Art of Getting By), the daughter of Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts, has been arrested for domestic violence in Canada. Roberts was taken into custody in Montreal after getting into an argument with her boyfriend, Evan Peters (Kick-Ass), and then punching him in the nose. After receiving a complaint from a neighbor, police arrived to see that Peters had a bloody nose and a bite mark. As a result, Roberts was immediately arrested, but released hours later because Peters did not want to press charges. »
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A&E’s horror series serves as a prequel to Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller. Freddie Highmore (The Art of Getting By) plays young Norman, who’s moved to White Pine Bay, Oregon, by his mother, Norma Louise Bates (Vera Farmiga, Safe House) six months after his father dies. They take over a small rundown motel that had fallen into foreclosure.
Mother and son are drawn together while things go from bad to worse. The former owner (W. Earl Brown, The Lone Ranger) of the motel threatens them, Norman’s older half-brother (Max Thierott, My Soul to Take) comes into town and causes trouble, and something bad is going on with Deputy Sheriff Shelby (Mike Vogel, TV’s »
Freddie Highmore has grown up before our eyes. He starred opposite Johnny Depp twice, first in his breakthrough role in Finding Neverland and later as Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and then he played a young music prodigy in the sentimental tearjerker August Rush. A few years ago, while beginning his studies in both Arabic and Spanish at Cambridge, he filmed the 2011 Sundance entry The Art of Getting By (formerly Homework) opposite Emma Roberts, a performance that caught the eye of Vera Farmiga, with whom he currently stars in A&E’s Bates Motel (premiering tonight at ten). Vulture recently chatted with Highmore, who just turned 21, about playing a young Norman Bates, filming atop an old dump in Vancouver, and why the comparisons to Twin Peaks are exactly right. (Minor spoilers about the pilot within!)My most vivid memory of you is from quite a while ago. »
- Denise Martin
On Monday, March 18th, A&E is taking you back to where it all began with Bates Motel. I have to tell you, because I can’t get this idea to stop flashing in my mind, this is not at all what I would have predicted for either Vera Farmiga or Freddie Highmore. I’m a fan of both them, and looking through a list that includes – Up in the Air, Higher Ground, Source Code, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and The Art of Getting By – does not lend itself to the idea that the natural progression of your CV is going to include a supremely raw and gritty psychopath story.
As you can imagine (and certainly one of the key tune-in draws), since you know where we are ending up, the teen years are probably going to be pretty rough for Norman Bates. Not only »
- Marc Eastman
There's just under a week to go until the premiere of Bates Motel on A&E, and if you're still undecided about whether to catch Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin's (Friday Night Lights) contemporary prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece Psycho, then perhaps the first six minutes of the show will help you to make up your mind.
The series is set to explore the intricate relationship between the young Norman Bates - portrayed by Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Art of Getting By) - and his domineering mother Norma, played by Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Source Code). Also featuring as regulars in the series are Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight Rises), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones).
Here's the first six minutes, courtesy of Dread Central...
Bates Motel premieres »
- Flickering Myth
Created by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights), the series is described as a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece, and "promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years and just how deeply intricate his relationship to his mother, Norma, truly is."
Leading the cast of Bates Motel are Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Art of Getting By) as Norman and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Source Code) as Norma, while other series regulars include Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight Rises), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones).
Bates Motel trailer. »
- Flickering Myth
Actress Emma Roberts has now been attached to star in Fox's upcoming television adaptation of Lauren Oliver's dystopian Delirium Trilogy! Per Deadline, the twenty-one-year old actress will star as the central protagonist Lena Holoway, and it'll mark her first trip back to the small screen since staring in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous. Interestingly enough, she's reportedly been offered several other pilot opportunities but declined them all until Delirium came across her table. View slideshow: Emma Roberts Delirium, of course, follows Lena through the days leading up to her age-based surgical procedure to remove the emotional factor love from her life ... when she just so happens to fall in love with an outsider. Roberts recently starred in the back-to-back indie flicks Celeste & Jesse Forever and The Art of Getting By in addition to appearing in Scream 4. 'Delirium' trilogy by Lauren Oliver Photo credit: Harper Collins She is »
NBC is planning to bring back Detective Ironside with a reboot of the iconic 1967 TV drama Ironside. According to Deadline, the green light has been given for NBC to produce a pilot starring Blair Underwood (The Art of Getting By).
The new series will center on a tough, sexy police detective (Underwood) relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city. Mike Caleo (Rescue Me) will write and executive produce the new drama.
The original Ironside series proved very popular, running on NBC from 1967 to 1975, and starred Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) as the iconic wheelchair bound detective, taking down the bad guys in the streets of San Francisco. The orginal show was also well known for its catchy opening sequence theme music by legendary music producer Quincy Jones. »
Ahead of its premiere in March, A&E has released a short new teaser promo for the upcoming Psycho prequel series Bates Motel, which features Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Art of Getting By) as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Source Code) as 'Mother' - a.k.a. Mrs. Norma Bates.
Bates Motel has been created by former Lost show-runner Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights writer Kerry Ehrin, and also features Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones) among the regular cast.
The series is described as ""a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film [which] promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years and just how deeply intricate his relationship to his mother, Norma, truly is. »
With just a couple of months to go until the premiere of A&E's Bates Motel, the network has stepped up the promotional push for the Psycho prequel series by releasing five new teaser posters, which you can check out right here (click for larger versions)...
Bates Motel is set to deliver a contemporary spin on the Alfred Hitchcock classic and has been created by by former Lost show-runner Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights writer Kerry Ehrin, who have assembled a strong cast led by Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Art of Getting By) as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Source Code) as 'Mother' - a.k.a. Mrs. Norma Bates. The series is also set to feature the likes of Nestor Carbonell (Lost), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones »
11 items from 2013
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