The latter stages of this season for Arsenal have been a happy time so far.
You’ve been acting for 18 years, has it been an easy transition getting to where you are now?
There is more and more pressure on actors to try to embrace a public social media presence. We’re three seasons in to Bates Motel – you must be so pleased with how it’s being received?
Becoming a part of a story so well known and so well loved, you don’t want to mess it up.
At the age of 23 and with a slew of blockbuster movies under his belt, you could say Freddie Highmore is something of a Hollywood veteran.
With eighteen years in the business, the wavy-haired former child actor has played opposite some of the biggest names in acting, from Kate Winslet and Helena Bonham Carter to Dustin Hoffman, Guy Pearce and Johnny Depp, in films as diverse as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland and most recently the hit TV series Bates Motel, as the formidable Norman Bates.
You appear to be a very sweet, gentle man, do you have a dark side?
Only when I am watching or playing football, that’s when my dark side comes out.
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.