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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
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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