Just in case you needed some more evidence that Freddie Highmore is pretty amazing, you are about to get it coming at you in spades. The actor was featured Saturday at “Bates Motel’s” Comic-Con panel, but what was perhaps even more entertaining than the entire panel was the video that Highmore shot to go along with it.
We won’t give everything away here, but it is basically a story of art imitating life. The entire premise begins with really a few jabs at what we’ve been questioning all year: Why Vera Farmiga was submitted as a lead in the Emmys, and why Freddie was submitted as Supporting (and didn’t even get the nomination). Highmore shows up to the writers’ room to learn that the majority of the meaty scenes for season 2 are not going to his character, and he unleashes basically a real-life version of Norman Bates as a result, including terrifying an entire tram full of tourists on the production lot.
There’s some great work by some of the show’s production team in here too, including co-creator Carlton Cuse playing a more egocentric version of himself. Highmore entered the panel at Comic-Con the moment this video ended to mass applause, and then went on to talk about playing Norman past and present.
The new season of “Bates Motel” will premiere on A&E this coming spring, but don’t worry: Freddie is going to be featured plenty and there is nothing to worry about. For the show’s writers, this may be very well a good thing based on what we saw from him here.
What do you think about this video? If you want to check out some other scoop all about the return of “Bates Motel” to TV next year, you can do so over at the link here.
Photo: A&E, video source