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Michel Emerson was scheduled for an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. He was asked 536 questions—yours truly asked one of them, but alas, my question was not picked by him—and he answered quite a few of them.
I will post all the questions and answers in this blog in a few days. (I want to differentiate the font to make Michael’s answers easier to read. But till then, you are welcome to view it here. Just be forewarned that not all questions and answers are available at that site.
Great news for Michael Emerson fans, especially fans who’d like to communicate with him online. Michael Emerson will be doing an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) on reddit>” this Monday (February 24, 2014) at 5:30pm EST! So gather your questions and either click on the reddit link or click on this graphic and you will be directed to the right place.
Then, after you had your questions answered, CBS will have a live chat with Michael Emerson on Tuesday (February 25, 2014) at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT. Click on the graphic to be directed to the right place. Have fun and good luck, everyone.
Here are two reports of the events at Paley Center on October 4, 2013:
mamahub from Tumblr
I was lucky enough to attend the Paley Center event last night and stood in the 2nd row of the Press Line as they gave interviews and photos.
I’m posting my report and more pictures, along with Blacktop’s report who also attended, at the Person of Interest Discussion website.
Please do not remove my watermark if reposting these pictures.
Larger and additional photos from this event can be located here.
Blacktop50 from Person of Interest Discussion Forum
Reports and Photos from Paley Center, October 3, 2013
As CINCH has already reported, she, Mamahub, and I had a fabulous time together at last night’s panel discussion at the Paley Center. It was tremendous fun meeting CINCH in person as she is as lively, funny, sensible, knowledgeable, and down-to-earth as she seems on the forum! And cute too!
The surprise bonus of the evening was getting an advance screening of next week’s episode, Lady Killer! I had no idea they were going to show an episode so I was truly flummoxed when they began lowering the lights. What a thrill to watch the show with an enthusiastic crowd of Irrelevants who clapped, laughed, oohed and awwed through the screening together. Not going to reveal any spoilers here except to say that all three of us really loved watching the team work as an effective collaborative unit in this episode.
As for the panel, many of you have seen the live feed, which I hope will be available soon. The moderator Matt Roush from TV Guide seemed a little under prepared to my mind, with an incomplete roster of questions that were addressed to all cast members. I did like his comment to Nolan about the emergence of yet another shadowy super organization in the most recent episode. And I appreciated Nolan’s quipped reply that he handed out bonuses to the writers whenever they came up with a new secret shadow agency!
It was of course hugely disappointing that TPH was not in attendance. We knew that she was working on shooting scenes, but her sparkly presence and thoughtful character insights were definitely and visibly missing from the line-up.
Amy Acker was a gentle and intelligent addition to the panel and I was quite impressed by her thoughtfulness and her subtle humor. The moderator really fell down IMO, in not directing more questions to KC, who sort of lingered in a good humored way on the edge of things.
In contrast to last year’s TriBeCa panel, I thought both ME and JC seemed relaxed, engaged, and happy to be there. Especially striking to me was the way that JC’s whole expression just lit up when the house lights went on and he could see out into the audience for the Q-and-A period.
And oh my yes! He was stunning in that all-black closely tailored outfit with satin at the shoulders! CINCH said I had not adequately prepared her for the experience of JC in person! But really how do you get prepared for that? Stand under Niagara Falls? Sign up for a tourist trip to the moon? Run with the bulls in Pamplona? Climb Mount Kilimanjaro? Yes, people, it is more than twelve hours later and I am still buzzed!
Mamahub was, by special happy circumstances, seated in a spectacular location in the small auditorium. So she hopes to start posting her unique photos to the forum later this afternoon. She also got to play paparazzi with the pros during a photo availability on the red carpet before the event. So she has terrific shots of the cast from that vantage point too.
So, as they used to say in the society pages, a good time was had by all!
Mamahub from Person of Interest Discussion Forum
As Blacktop reported above, she and CINCH and I had an amazing time at the Tribeca event last night. We had no idea that Lady Killer was going to be screened. I will give no spoilers other than to say that it is definitely the best episode of Season 3 so far. We REALLY enjoyed it!
The most exciting thing for me was that after we took our seats in the theater, I went back upstairs to the lobby with my camera and became part of the “press corp” in the photo opp line. The first row behind the divider was reserved by the Paley Center for REAL press – and then those fans like me who wanted to take pictures could stand behind them in a second row. I stood behind reporters from TV Guide Magazine (to my right) and Hello – a Chinese television crew (to my left).
When the press photo ops were almost finished, I went back downstairs to the theatre but the ushers had made Blacktop and CINCH give up my seat that I had left my bag on next to them. So unfortunately they took me all the way to the top row and brought out a chair for me. I was resigned to that and wasn’t too upset because I could still see pretty well, though high up.
Only about 5 or 10 minutes later though, the harried usher came back and whispered “There’s a wheelchair coming so I’m going to have to put you in the front row!” So GOSH DARN IT, I had to SUFFER being right in the middle of the front row in front of Michael and Jim!! tee hee
Since it takes me a while to edit my pictures, and I see from other threads and tumblr that many other pictures from the panel discussion itself have already been posted, I am posting my press line photos first. I’ll hopefully have time to edit my panel discussion photos sometime this weekend. In the meantime, please enjoy these pics!
As explained earlier, additional photos from this event can be located here.
By Emma Bazilian
September 20, 2013, 12:06 AM EDT
Who Michael Emerson
Accomplishments Stars as Harold Finch on CBS’ Person of Interest (Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24); Emmy Award winner for his roles on Lost and The Practice
Base New York
What’s the first information you consume in the morning?
As soon as I get out of bed, I turn on WNYC on the radio. The second thing I do is go to the door and see if The New York Times is laying there. I look at the front page to see if there’s anything shocking or anything I need to make calls about.
So you’re a print reader?
Yes. I think it has to do with my background as an illustrator and graphic designer. I am so accustomed to having that size sheet in my hand. I have more trouble when I try to read the Times online. It’s all there, the same words and the same photos, but I can’t quite warm up to the format as much as the paper. Someday they’ll stop printing the actual paper, and then I guess I’ll make the transition.
Which magazines do you read?
I used to subscribe to more magazines than I do now, but I found that they nagged at me if I didn’t read them. So now it’s just The New Yorker and Poetry magazine. The latter isn’t too time-sensitive, so if I let a couple stack up, it’s all right.
What are your favorite titles from a design standpoint?
The New Yorker is so wonderful and old school. Those fonts, those page layouts, those interstitial little line drawings—it has a look that is its own and always will be. But then there are some more cutting-edge magazines like Wired where people are playing around with digital and typefaces and collages and letting things bleed into the margins.
Are you involved in social media?
No. You know what? As a guy who plays the fictional inventor of those things on TV, I’m less inclined to do them now. I’ve done so many storylines on Person of Interest that have to do with transparency and the lack of privacy once you’ve put yourself out there.
Are you a TV junkie?
My wife [actress Carrie Preston] watches everything. We watch Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, The Americans, Elementary … all kinds of shows, the shows we have friends in and the shows we think are gripping.
Do you and Carrie watch your own shows?
We do. It’s a way to get craftsman-like feedback—what’s working, what isn’t, have I fallen into any ruts, that sort of thing—but also to see the finished product of this thing we labor over so intensely. It’s usually pleasing.
Do you carry any media with you when you’re traveling around the city?
I like to carry a small, portable something to read with me, like the [Times] Book Review. That folds up nicely. And I have a little Kindle, so if I’m really gripped by a book I’ll carry it around. But I don’t listen to music in public—I don’t want to be any more cut off from the events around me, like a careening automobile. Maybe I’m just paranoid. I probably get that from the shows that I do.
What’s your biggest digital indulgence?
I’m such a radio-holic. I have these wonderful radio apps. I get KCRW from L.A. streaming digitally so I can listen to it night and day, and a thing called TuneIn radio where you can get any radio station on the planet that streams digitally. I could waste hours just dialing around, listening to what’s playing on the radio in Rio de Janeiro or Cape Town at this moment. It delights me.
Michel Ausellio of TV Guide interviewed Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, and Amy Acker about their character’s future in Person of Interest. Naturally, they know nothing. However, it is wonderful listening to Michael Emerson’s extensive vocabulary:
While Michael Emerson played bingo for the Dog’s Life Rescue, CBS, according to Seat42F, CBS announced the 2013–2014 premiere dates of it’s night time shows. Person of Interest ’s 3rd season will start on Tuesday night, September 24, 2013. The show will be on from 10 pm till 11 pm, ET. The photo shown in this article, is that of Michael Emerson at the Dog’s Life Rescue charity event.
A larger version is available by clicking here.
CBS announced that it will renew Person of Interest for the 2013–2014 season. However, according to Mike Ausiello of TVLine.com, the show will be moved from it’s Thursday, 9 pm ET slot to Tuesdays at 10 pm ET. I hope that this change in time slot will not be the beginning of the kiss of death that many TV shows experience when they are moved from a steady, well-established viewing slot.