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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.
Written by Tanja Forte // October 7, 2014
Michael Emerson, who plays our favorite computer genius Harold Finch (AKA Professor Whistler), shares his thoughts on the upcoming season four for Person of Interest, its characters and takes a look back the 10th anniversary of Lost. Richard Crouse of CTV News recaps the end of season three and we get a look back at the first three seasons through some show highlights.
I, for one, am glad that the show is challenging enough to keep Michael Emerson interested inPerson of Interest, his character and its mythology. It is fascinating to learn more about his thoughts on Lost and comparing it with CBS’ Person of Interest. Are you excited for the changes in season four?
Richard Crouse Talks With Michael Emerson
Back in June, Michael Emerson shares about being typcast, playing popular characters and success with Murtz Jaffer. Watch next.
Michael Emerson Talks Typecasting
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Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Amy Acker, Kevin Chapman and Sarah Shahi tease the new season of CBS’ “Person of Interest.”
By any standard, the third season of “Person of Interest” was rough for its main characters. Carter (Taraji P. Henson) was murdered and the entire team was forced to abandon their identities and take up new personas when Samaritan (a rival program of The Machine) came online.
At Comic-Con International; CraveOnline’s Erin Darling had a few minutes to briefly speak with all of the cast members of “Person of Interest” to get their thoughts and teases about the new season.
First up, Sarah Shahi tells us who inspired Shaw’s creation, who she wants to cosplay as at Comic-Con next year and fills us in on where she wants Shaw to go as a character. Then Kevin Chapman hints at Fusco’s new partner, the return of HR and the show’s writing staff. Amy Acker expands upon the idea of the team taking on new identities and going after Samaritan.
Finally, Michael Emerson jokes about cosplaying as Finch on Hollywood Blvd. before dropping hints about the new season and Jim Caviezel explains why he takes Reese’s journey one step at a time.
“Person of Interest” will return this fall on CBS. In the meantime, be sure to check out all of CraveOnline’s TV and film coverage from Comic-Con International!
Source: Crave Online
Ardent Michael Emerson fans know that he is a Luddite at heart. Carrie Preston, in a recent interview with Zap2it confirmed it to the fans with an additional cute anecdote:
There are so many not-so-fictional storylines on this show, is there ever any technology paranoia that Michael brings home with him after three seasons?He’ll say things like, “Well, you know, Harold Finch would say that I need to change my password right now.” [ laughs] He has been changing his passwords on a lot of his things just to shake it up. He changed his email address to something that wasn’t specific to his own name. I think part of it has rubbed off on him a little bit. Now, you have to remember that Michael is — or maybe you don’t know — but Michael, I wouldn’t say he’s technically savvy. [ laughs] Sometimes he’s a bit of luddite.I kind of dragged him into the digital age out of necessity. If it was up to him, he would still be sitting in a library somewhere reading a book. It’s very cute to introduce him to the world of technology. I’m always the one he turns to for computer advice and for iPhone advice. Everything that has anything to do with technology, I’m always the one that’s in charge of that in the household. It’s ironic.
For your reading pleasure, I’m including the entire interview. In it, Carrie Preston talks about her new scenes in the April 29, episode of Person of Interest title “Beta.”
The next conflict on ”Person of Interest” hits very close to home when Greer uses Harold Finch’s former fiancee Grace Hendricks to draw him out of hiding. That means two very important things: Carrie Preston is returning in Season 3, episode 21 “Beta,” and she will no longer be playing a flashback version of her character.During a recent phone interview, Zap2it spoke with Preston about her return to “Person of Interest” and the effect starring on the show has had on her real-life husband, Michael Emerson. Spoiler alert: It’s pretty adorable.Zap2it: How was this episode a different experience from the earlier times you’ve been on “Person of Interest”?Carrie Preston: One of the main differences is this episode is not flashback. We’re not going back to a time where we’re having to set the relationship and give the audience some exposition about how Grace and Harold got together. That brings us into the current chaos of where the show is right now with what’s going on with Harold and his world and his Machine and the competition with Samaritan and all that stuff. Harold’s efforts to protect Grace from danger are not fully successful.She currently thinks he is dead, so can we expect there to be any complications with the fact he is actually alive and needs to save her?His number one priority is to protect her, and so that is not going to change. He is definitely going to do everything that he can to make sure she’s OK. And whether or not he’s successful at that is what you have to tune in to see.Do you think there’s any hope for him and Grace to have some sort of happy ending?One would hope, and I know that’s the hope that he’s holding onto. He’s such an interesting, mysterious character, it’s always so wonderful to see any personal side to him. Anything that’s revealed about his past or feelings, everything is a little nugget not only to the audience but to the characters around Harold Finch who find him to be super mysterious.I don’t know what the writers have in store, but they do want to tease things out. If everything was a happy ending, then they would have nowhere to go. I think there’s something that we all relate to with that kind of star-crossed lovers conflict. It’s age-old in storytelling, and I think it just makes the audience root for him and root for the two of them.And root for you coming back more.Yes, exactly. [ laughs] I wish for that too.There are so many not-so-fictional storylines on this show, is there ever any technology paranoia that Michael brings home with him after three seasons?He’ll say things like, “Well, you know, Harold Finch would say that I need to change my password right now.” [ laughs] He has been changing his passwords on a lot of his things just to shake it up. He changed his email address to something that wasn’t specific to his own name. I think part of it has rubbed off on him a little bit. Now, you have to remember that Michael is — or maybe you don’t know — but Michael, I wouldn’t say he’s technically savvy. [ laughs] Sometimes he’s a bit of luddite.I kind of dragged him into the digital age out of necessity. If it was up to him, he would still be sitting in a library somewhere reading a book. It’s very cute to introduce him to the world of technology. I’m always the one he turns to for computer advice and for iPhone advice. Everything that has anything to do with technology, I’m always the one that’s in charge of that in the household. It’s ironic.
And Here’s what Carrie Preston has to say about it:
And Carrie Preston fans, Carrie will be tweeting live tonight:
CBS announced that they would renew 18 primetime shows for next season. Among those 18 shows was Person of Interest, starring Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel.
CBS ANNOUNCES RENEWALS FOR 18 PRIMETIME SHOWS FOR NEXT SEASON
Combined With Two Previously Announced Renewals, Network Has Now Picked Up 20 Returning Series for 2014-2015
Returning Series Will Include the #1 Drama, #1 Comedy, #1 New Comedy and #1 News Program
CBS, America’s most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming.
“The best way to launch new shows in the fall and throughout the season is to surround them with a strong and stable lineup of successful series,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. “The shows we’re picking up today cut across every night of the week and feature genre leaders, time-period winners and the most-watched shows on broadcast television.”
The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS’s weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs.
The nine dramas picked up are: NCIS, television’s #1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners PERSON OF INTEREST, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS; as well as CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY and the acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE.
The renewed comedies are 2 BROKE GIRLS, THE MILLERS, which is the #1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season, MIKE & MOLLY, MOM and the long-running hit TWO AND A HALF MEN.
In alternative programming, the Network announced pick-ups for its Emmy Award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE and UNDERCOVER BOSS.
Finally, in news, CBS will return 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 news program for more than four decades, and 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports program.
In addition to these 18 series, CBS yesterday announced a three-year broadcast deal for THE BIG BANG THEORY. Previously, the Network announced two more editions of the reality series SURVIVOR for next season.
Season-to-date, CBS is television’s #1 network in viewers for the 11th time in 12 years, averaging 10.84 million viewers.