Where Norman's Crazy Comes From On 'Bates Motel'

06/23/2013 01:43 pm ET | Updated Aug 23, 2013
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Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to submit nomination ballots, EW.com will feature interviews with some of the actors and actresses whose names we hope to hear when nominations are announced on July 18.

A&E's freshman drama series Bates Motel by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, and Anthony Cipriano had a lot to live up to as a prequel/modern remake of Psycho. But Freddie Highmore steps out of Anthony Perkins' shadow in his humanizing portrayal of the doomed Norman Bates. It also helps that Vera Farmiga is the one to breathe life into Norman's infamous mother, Norma. Highmore spoke with EW about filming with Farmiga and what it's like for both of them to play Norman's version of "Mother."

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