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Michael Emerson and his wife Carrie Preston attended Season 6’s Premiere of True Blood HBO series in which Carrie Preston is playing Arlene Fowler. The Michael Emerson Photo Gallery has photos of this event, as well as numerous other photos of other events. To view them, please click here and you will be able to see large versions of these photos. Here’s a teaser:
Michael Emerson and his beautiful wife Carrie Preston attended the Third Annual Critics Choice Television Award on June 10, 2013. The Michael Emerson Photo Gallery obtained large high-definition photos. Here’s a teaser (a very much smaller version)
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The Person of Interest season 2 finale, called “God Mode,” airs on Thursday, May 9 at 9pm on CBS. In the episode, guest star Carrie Preston returns as Finch’s love Grace Hendricks and BuddyTV spoke with Preston exclusively about what fans can expect from Grace in the finale.
Check out what Preston had to say about her part in finale, how Grace might react if she knew the truth about Harold, her favorite scene to shoot and what it was like working with her husband (Michael Emerson, who plays Harold Finch on the show).
What can you say about the season finale?
Carrie Preston: It’s very interesting because I shot those scenes back in November or December when they had to shoot all of my stuff before I went back to work on True Blood. So my scene were shot completely out of context from the rest of the script. They hadn’t finished writing the script, they had to in some ways make some decisions that they wouldn’t have made early about how they were going to carry out the scenes and what they were going to do with them. In some cases they even shot a couple of different endings to one of the scenes. So I don’t know exactly how they’re going to fold those in and how they’re going to be edited together. I also shot the scene where he proposed to me at the same time and we originally thought that was all going to be in one episode and then they spread it out. I’m going to be just as surprised as everyone else. Obviously Michael read the script and knows where the finale is going, but even he doesn’t know exactly how they’re going to edit it together and what they’re going to reveal and what they’re going to save.
Are all of your scenes in the past or are we going to see Grace in the present in this episode?
Carrie Preston: It will be in the past. The remaining scenes [in the finale] will be from the past.
Could we see her back again next season?
Carrie Preston: On a show that always dips back and forth between the present and the past, I would think that there would be opportunity to either continue to explore the past or to see what’s happening in the present. So, maybe? I would love that, it would be quite fun.
If Harold walked up to Grace’s door and told her everything and said he wanted to be with her again, do you think she’d take him back or would she not be able to forgive the fact that he lied to her for so long?
Carrie Preston: I think that she would definitely take him back. She made it very clear that she’s a person who is someone who accepts a person for who they are and that he could tell her anything and she would be okay with it. They seem to be soul mates. I’m sure it would be a lot to take in, but I would imagine that she would just be so grateful that he was still there because she’s been mourning him. But I think also she would probably want to hold on tighter, she wouldn’t want to lose him a second time.
Would Grace ask Harold to give up his connection to the Machine because it is so dangerous or would she embrace that life and maybe want to help?
Carrie Preston: I think probably her first concern would be for his safety, but at the same time she would probably really appreciate that he is doing a lot of good in the world with it. I guess she would just be, in a lot of ways, supportive of that; the bigger picture of what he’s able to do and the lives he’s saving because of this machine. We’ll see, I mean it looks like The Machine is quite compromised right now so it’ll be curious to see how they get out of that predicament.
What’s it like working with your husband on the show?
Carrie Preston: It’s quite nice because so many times you go on these shows you’re a guest star and you’re a pinch hitter and you have to really go in there and create a whole history with the other actor and you have to trust each other immediately. Sometimes that can take a little time and be a little challenging and in this case we obviously trust each other and respect each other as actors and love each other. So all that work that you usually have to do was already done so we then we could just get there and focus on the scene and figure out the scene together. It was also fun for me too, because Michael has been on that show for a while and was very comfortable with the character and the crew and the whole thing. When I walked on set to rehearse with him it felt to me like I was actually spending time with Mr. Finch and not my husband. So that was very helpful for me to get into the character that I didn’t know nearly as well as he knows his. So it was very helpful, he was able to — without even knowing his was doing it — he was able to help me to really be comfortable in the skin of this character that I was really just now getting to know
Any favorite scenes you’ve done as Grace?
Carrie Preston: I would say it was the scene at the Guggenheim. It was just so wonderful to go to that incredible museum after hours. We were the only ones in there besides the security and the crew and everything, but to be in that museum and shooting after hours was a really special experience that I wouldn’t have ever thought I would have. But I was getting so nervous because the cameras were getting so close to these Picassos and all these priceless pieces of art – – there we were acting with them right next to us.
What do you think now that you’ve heard a little more about the Person of Interest finale from Carrie Preston? What do you think will happen to The Machine? Any theories on what we’re going to see from Harold and Grace’s past in the episode?
Person of Interest airs on Thursday
nights at 9pm on CBS.
By LAURI NEFF
NEW YORK — Michael Emerson has played a serial killer, a mysterious, villainous Island leader and currently stars as a billionaire computer genius on “Person of Interest.”
But he says playing the romantic interest for his real life wife has been his most unsettling role.
Emerson plays the off-beat Harold Finch in “Person of Interest,” which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. Eastern. His wife Carrie Preston has a recurring role as Finch’s former fiance, who believes he is dead
The couple has acted together in a few independent films and Preston even played Emerson’s mother in an episode of ABC’s “Lost,” but this was their first romantic pairing. This season even showed the characters’ first kiss.
“Neither of us are the kind to get a lot romantic work in front of the camera so for us to get a big old languid first kiss with music underneath it and everything — that’s a first in my career,” he said.
Emerson said having his wife play his love interest can be tricky: “It’s a little hard to turn off her wife-ness to me to make her just this other character.”
Still, the Emmy-winning actor said he’s happy to have his better half on set — even though he didn’t help get her there. “Maybe Jonah (writer Jonathan Nolan) called me on the phone and said, `Would you have a problem if we asked your wife to play a character that we’re working on?’ And I said, `No.’ That’s how much I politicked to get her the part. I was completely unaware of it.”
Preston, who also appears in “True Blood” and “The Good Wife,” also found working with him a little strange but that nothing was more bizarre for them than watching the kiss on TV.
“We both sat and watched it together at home on the sofa and we got all kind of giggly and shy about it. It was like we didn’t know how to look at each other,” he said. “It’s like, `Oh God, there we are. We’re kissing.’”
Sandra Gonzales has and interesting blurb and videoabout Michael Emerson and his wife Carrie Preston in the EW website. Unfortunately, I can’t embed the video (so I am including the link) and, besides, most of you must have seen it on TV during the last week of November. Here it is again, anyway.
‘Person of Interest’: See Grace and Finch’s first date — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Real-life husband and wife Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston might make you melt on this week’s Person of Interest.
In the episode, airing Thursday, viewers once again see Grace (Preston), Finch’s (Emerson) former fiancé who believes he died in a car accident. Only this time, she’s seen in a flashback to one of the pair’s first dates — and it’s a bit of a heart-tugger.
EW has an exclusive look at the “unquestionably” sweet moment [here].
- Following ‘Lost,’ Michael Emerson has settled into hit series ‘Person of Interest’
- He spends lots of time with former co-star Terry O’Quinn on a new island, New York
- Emerson voices the Joker in an upcoming animated film
- Emerson’s wife, Carrie Preston of ‘True Blood,’ guest stars this week
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(CNN)—For five years, Michael Emerson was the villain who stole just about every scene on “Lost.” (And he has the Emmy to prove it.)
He was such an important part of that landmark series that it only seemed to make sense that he ended up on the side of good, keeping watch on the island when it was all over.
Now Emerson is on the island of Manhattan, filming “Person of Interest,” one of the top dramas on television.
On the CBS sci-fi procedural, Emerson plays Finch, a mysterious genius whose creation, the Machine, can predict crimes before they happen. This time, his character’s motives are more pure.
Emerson spoke to CNN about settling into this new role, an accidental visit to the set of “Gossip Girl” and his old friend from “Lost,” Terry O’Quinn.
CNN: Now that you have a year under your belt, is Finch still a mystery to you?
Emerson: He’s still a bit mysterious to me. I play it every day and I hope I play it well. I don’t have a very elaborate mental biography for him, I must say. I think he must evidently be a lot like me, because whatever my instincts are about the scenes tend to be the things that get used.
CNN: Would you describe him as a good guy at this point?
Emerson: I don’t think his altruism is in doubt. If anything he has misgivings about the purity of his suicide mission for justice.
CNN: With so many productions going on in New York, I heard you had a run in with one of them.
Emerson: One day we were shooting downtown in the financial district. We just finished a scene and the company was breaking up to go to lunch. I don’t know if I stood and gabbed with somebody on the curb. Next thing, I looked up and couldn’t find anybody from our company, and I guess I zoned out when they drove me there in the van because I couldn’t remember which direction I came from. I started walking and I got to another camp and it looked like ours. But it was another show. [Laughs] I’m sure they would have fed me. I think it was ["Gossip Girl"].
What if it were more surreal or absurd, where characters from “Person of Interest” walked into “Big Bang Theory” or something like that? That’s a fun idea that has been completely unexplored.
CNN: Do you run into your old friend from “Lost,” Terry O’Quinn, who is shooting (the now-canceled-but-still-in-production) “666 Park Avenue?”
Emerson: It’s fun to have an old pal from the other island here on this island. He lives less than 20 blocks away from me. We get together every week or 10 days.
It is a bit [like old times]. It’s just the setting is more urban and we’re much better dressed. We both have really nice clothes in the shows we’re doing now.
CNN: What did you two have in common on “Lost?”
Emerson: To start with, we had age. We were both the oldest guys on that show. We had many more things in common: small town Midwestern backgrounds, and we both moved to big cities to pursue the unlikely dream of being an actor. We both ended up accidentally on a big series. We had some of the same work habits. We had so many things in common. We had a bunch of the best scenes on the series. It was good, intense, dark work and yet we had good laughs doing it.
CNN: So you were a villain and now you’re a hero.
Emerson: I’ll stick with that. Villains generally are more fun, but they’re hard to maintain. I guess anything is hard to maintain in TV land. I’m happy that my character on “Person of Interest” has enough ambiguity that it’s still compelling in that villain way, except he’s not. He does operate on the wrong side of the law so at least we have that.
CNN: Do you ever talk about projects you can do with your wife, Carrie Preston (“True Blood”)?
Emerson: We sometimes talk about plays we’d like to do together. That shows how our minds work.
I shot a few scenes with her on “Person of Interest,” which was a great pleasure. We’d never done TV work together.
CNN: What about a guest spot on “True Blood”?
Emerson: I’d be happy to do it, but I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. I can’t go on there and play anything sinister because I’ve kind of done that. I guess I could play an innocent. I’ve said I’d be happy to play a humble human who gets torn apart by supernatural beings.
The characters I like on that show are the most ancient ones. I like Godric. I like thinking about how he looks like he’s 19 but he’s 2000 years old.
CNN: And what was it like voicing the Joker in the “Dark Knight Returns” DVD movie?
Emerson: If I knew how significant it was to play that role in that franchise, I think I would have been terrified when I took it. I must have been busy or distracted, because I went in there carefree. I had not seen these recent big screen “Batmans.” That’s probably a blessing. Later when I saw Heath Ledger, I thought “Oh, God. If I’d have seen this, I might not have done it.” As it was, my only role model was Cesar Romero, and I thought, surely I can do as well as Cesar Romero.
CNN: Did you get to laugh?
Emerson: I did. It was a chance not to be repressed or contained. All the shows I do, it’s all about keeping a lid on it or staying small. When you play the Joker, the sky’s the limit. You can turn that thing up to 11.
I know it’s a franchise where people have very high expectations and loyalties to whomever has played before, so I hope they’ll accept me.