April 14, 2015
As Person of Interest enters the home stretch of its fourth season — no word yet on a Season 5, but show creator Jonathan Nolan says, “We’re feeling very, very confident about continuing to tell our story” — the main cast along with Nolan and executive producer Greg Plageman gathered for a panel at the Paley Center in New York. Watch the full panel above, and read on for highlights.
* Plageman promised “shocks and surprises” for the finale and Nolan says he had to make half a dozen of “those calls” — that is, the call telling a cast member that his or her character had been killed off. But, adds Nolan, “Everyone lives forever in flashbacks,” as evidenced by Taraji P. Henson’s moving return in this week’s episode.
* When Sarah Shahi is ready to return (she recently left the show to have twins), Nolan says, “We have a killer story for her just as soon as she’s back to work.”
* The PoI shooting schedule is one of the most grueling in television. But star Jim Caviezel believes, “You gotta suffer for your work,” and as long as the show is cinema quality, he doesn’t mind.
* Not everybody feels the same. The show shoots in New York, but the writers are in L.A., so they don’t have to put up with the often-freezing weather. “I think in Season 5, we should make you write the episodes in a cooler!” joked Caviezel’s co-star Kevin Chapman.
Person of Interest airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS.
Around the time that Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in 2008, they landed at the perfect LA home that is as stylishly offbeat as their Emmy-winning TV performances.
Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston at the Premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom—NYC—Ziegfeld Theatre—11/ 25/2013
“What appears to be a Mexican-Moroccan bungalow reveals itself to be a gracious desert home as you move through it toward the seclusion of the backyard,” Michael shares with ‘Closer.’ “Umm, yeah, what Michael said,” Carrie adds with a laugh.
Michael and Carrie at the Annual Creative Arts Emmy Award Presentation—LA—September 15, 2013
Their witty rapport is just what you’d expect from Michael, 60, who plays a quirky, brilliant crime fighting billionaire on ‘Person of Interest,’ and Carrie, 47, who plays a quirky, brilliant criminal attorney on ‘The Good Wife,’ both on CBS.
And with their busy bicoastal life, the three-bedroom home was the perfect fit. “We aren’t in LA full time, so we wanted a place we could move right into without a lot of work,” says Michael, who also shares a Manhattan apartment with Carrie and their rescue Maltipoo, Chumley.
Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston Shopping—July 6, 2014
The biggest construction work they’ve done was rebuilding the chimney. Michael’s past experience as a scenery designer and illustrator is evident in the home’s deep colors and a decor that highlights a taste for the exotic.
“I’d say we have a folk-world, eclectic style that’s full of character and artistry,” Carrie shares, and Michael agrees. “We are attracted to warm-colored things from faraway lands — handicrafts and rugs, carved or painted furniture that’s more antique than modern.”
To read the full story on Michael and Carrie, pick up the new issue of ‘Closer Weekly,’ on newsstands now!
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