Interview: Freddie Highmore is still in denial about the end of Bates Motel

This interview discusses plot points of Bates Motel‘s last episode, “The Cord.”

Talk about big shoes to fill: Not since Mads Mikkelsen embodied Hannibal Lecter, the serial killer made famous by Anthony Hopkins, has there been such an iconic horror villain making the transition from film to television as Norman Bates. When he first signed up to play the split-personality motel owner from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Freddie Highmore was mostly known as the little kid from Tim Burton’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, a child actor who was suddenly faced with the burden of portraying the young-man version of one of cinema’s best-known characters. (And as Hannibal Lecter had demonstrated, the prequel route didn’t seem like it would go well.) But over the course of five seasons on Bates Motel, Highmore turned Norman Bates into so much more. His deft and increasingly masterful portrayal of …

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