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Sarah Shahi talks about her role in Person of Interest. Listen to what she has to say about Michael Emerson at around 4:35:
Also, here’s an excerpt from an interview she gave IGN:
IGN: What was it like working with the cast? I haven’t met Jim, but I have met Michael, and he’s such an interesting guy with such a unique screen presence.
Shahi: Michael Emerson is just a prince. There’s something about him. He’s so sweet. I don’t know how to describe it. There’s something about him that’s a bit royal. My time with them, ask me this two months from now and I might be like, “Oh, he’s a dick!” [Laughs] But I don’t think that’s going to be the case. No, they’re both incredibly giving actors. This was my first episode, and obviously the new kid on the block doesn’t want to press her luck, you know what I mean? So I respected their boundaries, and they respected mine. We all worked really well with each other. When we could chat in between takes, we did. But our stuff is pretty intense, so there wasn’t really a lot of chatting this time around.
On June 5 2014, Murtz Jaffer caught up with Person Of Interest’s Michael Emerson to discuss the new season of the show that premieres tonight on CTV. The pressures of playing a character as popular as Benjamin Linus was on Lost and how Michael Emerson managed to avoid being typecast to find success on a new series was discussed. Michael Emerson elaborated on how he chose the work he involved himself with and how it really always comes down to the writing. There was also a frank discussion about the double-edged sword that is finding success as an actor. On the one hand, it’s great to achieve character notoriety, but on the other, there is a risk to be pigeonholed.
When we last checked in with Person of Interest, some of our favourite characters on the run, armed with new IDs and money.
What made Root, Shaw, Finch and Reese flee?
It was the result of a trial that was conceived by Vigilance Peter Collier who sought to assign responsibility to Finch for the creation of “Northern Lights” and hold our favourite computer nerd liable for privacy violations committed by the U.S. government.
Tonight, Person of Interest returns to see where our heroes ended up and how they adapted to the new identities Root created for them. The problem is that it is often hard to ignore the Machine’s numbers and this results in them all remaining at risk to be detected by Samaritan.
Over the summer, I caught up with Person Of Interest‘s Michael Emerson to discuss the new season. We discussed the pressures of playing a character as popular as Benjamin Linus was on Lost and how Michael Emerson managed to avoid being typecast to find success on a new series. Emerson elaborated on how he chooses the work he involves himself with and how it really always comes down to the writing. We also had a frank discussion about the double-edged sword that is finding success as an actor. On the one hand, it’s great to achieve character notoriety but on the other, there is a risk to be pigeonholed.
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Source: Inside Pulse
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