Later on, Freddie Highmore stopped by the festival to chat about his series, Bates Motel, along with almost the entire crew — director/writer Chris Sanagustin, writers Scott Kosar, Philip Buiser, Steve Kornacki, Erica Lipez, Torrey Speer, Alyson Evans, and executive producers Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, and Eric Goldman.
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The 23-year-old actor opened up to the mag about his new look, if he has a dark side like his Bates Motel character, and the success of his show. Check it:
On if he has a dark side: “Only when I am watching or playing football, thatâ€™s when my dark side comes out. The latter stages of this season for Arsenal have been a happy time so far.”
On his sexy makeover: “I think in a way, being judged as a sex symbol and being famous almost go hand in hand but it is not something I have ever sought. Itâ€™s tricky because these days success relies on promoting the film or the show more and more, and promoting the actors via Twitter and social media, which I am not on. There is more and more pressure on actors to try to embrace a public social media presence. But I am still holding out.”
On his show Bates Motel: “Becoming a part of a story so well known and so well loved, you donâ€™t want to mess it up. But having our show set in the present day and going back to see what it was that turned Norman psychotic, we felt free to bring in our own interpretations and not be restricted by the original source material. From my point of view, I never attempted to mimic what Anthony Perkins did in the movie; however he was obviously an amazing source of inspiration upon which to build.”