Norma Bates of “Bates Motel” has become a name of the household name of a mother with a struggling mentally-ill child Norman Bates. The award-winning actress, Vera Farmiga has portrayed the role of Norman Bates so dedicatedly that it is impossible to imagine some other actress to depict the same role as hers. Read on for more details.
In an exclusive interview with TheWrap, Farmiga has opened up about all the challenges she faces in portraying the role of mother (Norma Bates) to psycho son (Norman Bates).
Farmiga obviously loves the TV series “Bates Motel” to date. She loves how she had been able to go on freak-outs, which by the by are her favourite part, in every season. According to her, the freak-outs are the most fun of the whole season to her.
Farmiga even talked about what sets the popular TV series “Bates Motel” apart from other TV shows airing right now, also about what is so special about the characters of “Bates Motel.”
“There is nothing else like “Bates Motel” on television. Our characters’ neurosis and psychopathy and dysfunction will make you feel so much better about your own.” Farmiga said.
“Bates Motel”s very own Norma Bates has done her studies and believes that other TV shows like “Penny Dreadful,” “American Horror Story,” “Supernatural” or “Hannibal” are very mystical, fantastical, supernatural, spectral or otherworldly but “Bates Motel” follows a very different storyline, it is rooted to reality.
Fans would agree to what Farmiga has to say about the show. “Bates Motel,” at heart, is a story of a mother’s unbound love and care for her dysfunctional child.
“Bates Motel” by A&E will be back with season 4 soon in 2016. A&E’s “Bates Motel” TV series is longest-running original scripted drama series in the channel’s history.