Published On: Fri, Apr 5th, 2013

‘The Killing’ star Richard Harmon talks ‘Bates Motel,’ playing Richard and being a fan of Vera Farmiga

From The Killing to Continuum, Richard Harmon already has an impressive and ever-growing resume.

Now the actor spoke to Media Mikes about joining the cast of the new TV series Bates Motel, a prequel to the Psycho classic. Harmon plays Richard Slymore.

Bates Motel A&E teaser poster

Bates Motel A&E teaser poster

“Playing Richard is a nice change of pace for me. He is pretty much just a normal guy, which is one of the coolest things for me. It is rare that I get a chance to play someone who is just a regular human being. He is a nice person, even though he can come off as a bit aggressive with Norman. But I feel that is due to his protection over his girlfriend. But he is just a normal high school guy.”

He quickly adds that he’s excited to be a part of the project, “This was just one of those special projects that you walk on the set and you know how good the show is going to be. I felt very lucky to be apart of it in just any way shape or form.”

Bates Motel stars Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as his mother, Norma.

I unfortunately never got to work with Vera. I really wanted too because I am a big fan and she is just terrific. Even now watching the show, I am an even better fan than I used to be. Freddie though, if he was any representation of both of our leads…oh my God! He is such a pro and just such a nice human being. He works the correct way that I feel that actors should work. He is so focused yet at the same time he is incredibly nice and poliet. I cannot say enough good things.”

Check out the complete interview here

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