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Don’t be discouraged by the Chinese introduction. At .34, Michael Emerson and his interviewer, will be chatting in English

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By Alex Fletcher
You may know him as Benjamin Linus from Lost. Or you might know him as Harold Finch from Person of Interest. Either way, you probably don’t think of Michael Emerson as a laid-back, chilled-out dude.In an effort to change his public image, the actor performed a musical number on The Arsenio Hall Show. The results, a cover of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’, are sublime.

OK, Emerson doesn’t quite achieve his goal of changing his image, but his cover is incredible.

We’re not sure what our highlight is, but it’s probably either the slow, reading intro or the introduction of the Pharrell hat.

Hopefully this is the start of a series of feel-good covers from Michael Emerson. We’d love to hear his ‘Walking on Sunshine’ and ‘Daydream Believer’.

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Michael Emerson sure loves his vests, he even wears them to the ball game. On Saturday, April 19, 2014, Carrie Preston shared a photo on her Instagram. She, Michael, and some friends were on the way to the Dodger’s ball game, and of course, Michael is wearing a vest. According to a tweet from Carrie, Michael’s idea of casual is wearing a vest. Gotta love the eccentric Michael Emerson.

Here’s a new photo found on Twitter that has been added to the photo gallery:

The larger version can be viewed here.

Also, Carrie Preston posted a video on her Instagram of Michael and Carrie singing, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

Enjoy!

Video from Gauna-03 Tumblr account. Embeded from photobucket because couldn’t embed from original source.

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On Sunday, March 30, 2014, Michael Emerson joined Frankie J. Alvarez (HBO’s Looking), John Behlmann (The 39 Steps), Nick Choksi (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Kelli Giddish (Law & Order: SVU), Chad Goodridge (Passing Strange), Allison Guinn (Hair), Greg Hildreth (Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher), Autumn Hurlbert (NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!), January LaVoy (Enron), Nicole Lewis (Hair), Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd), Jennifer Mudge (Rocky), Rob Morrison (Avenue Q), Stephen Plunkett (War Horse, The Mend), and Liv Rooth (Beyond Therapy, Venus in Fur) for Three Day Hangover’s Big Boozy Benefit, an event supporting the company’s Season. The event was held at 7pm at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, 196 Allen Street (between East Houston and Stanton) in NYC.

Watch Michael Emerson perform “To Be or Not to Be”

Three Day Hangover’s Big Boozy Benefit is generally a starry night of music and a kick-ass party. Michael Emerson performed  Hamlet’s most famous soliloquy (To Be or Not to Be), there was an 80’s power ballad infused in Twelfth Night, a Romeo v. Mercutio rap battle, party games with a tipsy Yelena, a rockstar Duke kicking off the evening, and much more! The event was a created to raise some cash for Three Day Hangover’s 2014 Season, which will include alcohol-infused, innovative productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, and a never-before seen, Two-for-One Shakespeare mash-up.

Tickets to Three Day Hangover’s Big Boozy Benefit ranged from $50 to $100 and included drink tickets.

If you, as I, never heard of Three Day Hangover, I just learned that the it is a New York City theater company that produces fresh, unexpected, immersive, joyful productions of classic plays in bars. They tell great stories and celebrate some of the most beautiful language in the world. They meet their audiences on their own turf. They want their audiences to have a beer and relax, then to lean forward, and get swept up in a story told in a way they’ve never seen before. Three Day Hangover’s inaugural productions, enjoyed rave reviews, sold out runs, extensions, and most importantly, some of the feistiest, most engaged audiences midtown has ever seen. So, if you live in the NYC area or plan to visit, this is a good place to go to.

Here is one of the many photos that are also available in larger formats at the photo gallery:

Source: ThreeDayHangover

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I recently posted a link to Carrie Preston’s chat with the people of Super Knocked Up. In the post I had a video of the entire hour-long chat (which I recommend that you watch because it is funny). Michael Emerson makes a cameo appearance in the video. If, however, you do not want to wait till mark 55:29 to see him, Cindy4Ever of Tumblr posted this video for your enjoyment:

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Michael Emerson’s wife, Carrie Preston from True Blood and The Good Wife joined the cast of the Web series Super Knocked Up along with her DARWIN Web series colleagues, Karl Kenzler and Chris Gerson for an online, live-streaming chat. They chatted about what life-coach advice they would give to fictional characters, what Disney characters they would put in other fictional universes, and they played a fun game of ScatterMovies! Michael Emerson made special cameo. If you want to skip a lot of the chitchat, Michael Emerson appears at 55:29 frame. Enjoy.

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Michael Emerson is once again giving interviews. Here’s the newest on with CBS News.

The cast members of CBS’ hit drama “Person of Interest” work pretty long hours — many of which are spent outside, and this year they faced an additional obstacle: bad weather.

Filming in and around New York City caused a few hurdles as snow storm after snow storm battered down the East Coast.

“The New York winter, particularly this New York winter, has been rough,” said Michael Emerson who portrays Harold Finch in “Person of Interest,” alongside castmates Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman.

Emerson recalled shooting during a major snow storm in New York City’s Madison Square Park earlier this year. “It was all outdoors — all day. And the snow came earlier than what was expected. So by mid-day…we’re all covered with snow — they have to come with brushes and de-ice us between scenes,” he said.

The show, which is winding down taping for season 3, just got renewed for a fourth season. Emerson said it wasn’t a huge surprise to hear the news because of the show’s solid viewership, but he’s grateful nonetheless.

As for the remainder of the current season, Emerson said story lines that are already in motion will play out even further.

“There is competition to the Machine out there, and the Machine itself is not playing by the rules any longer. So it’s a very scary time for our heroes — whether they’ll get numbers, whether they’ll get the right numbers, or whether they’re being played. There’s a lot of that going on. We continue to crank out episode after episode of social security numbers and people that need our help,” Emerson told CBS News.

Emerson said he hopes that his character — a billionaire software genius — grows more complicated in the seasons to come. “You begin to see the cracks in the veneer that you may have taken for granted at the beginning,” he said.

“Mr. Finch may be more tired and more certain than he was at the beginning of things, and he has more morale dilemma I think now that the Machine has gone rouge in effect and that the forces allied against him — it must make him sleepless. They seem so powerful and so numerous and insurmountable,” said the 59-year-old actor.

In Tuesday’s (March 18) episode, the Machine assigns Root (Amy Acker) to seek out a janitor with a mysterious past, but when her presence puts his life in danger, Finch also receives his number.

Emerson, who’s married to actress Carrie Preston, will sometimes sit down with his family in New York to watch the show.

“If I’ve seen it before and the rest of the family hasn’t, I will sit through it one more time just because it’s fun. You can do commentary as it goes along,” he said.

Like tell the back-story of shooting on that icy-cold day in Manhattan.

For more on “Person of Interest” and Emerson’s interesting career path (he’s worked as a carpenter and magazine illustrator), check out our sit-down interview with him above. It includes a preview of tonight’s episode.

We also asked Emerson to answer some of your Twitter questions — check out his answers in the video above.

“Person of Interest” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.
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