ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Our last visit to the Bates Motel is coming sooner than expected.
Bates Motel, A&E’s underrated Psycho prequel following the maniacal rise of young Norman Bates, will open for its fifth and final season of business on Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. ET, EW has confirmed.
The series’ executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin have long planned a five-season arc for their story about the psychological breakdown of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga), whose metamorphosis also involved a, shall we say, physical breakdown as well. (Vague 1960 spoiler: In season four, Bates finally bid a gentle farewell to Norma, whose ghostly presence seems far from over on the show.)
Season 5 will also welcome the arrival of one major new motel guest: Rihanna, who makes a bold career stride by stepping into the role of Janet Leigh’s doomed character, Marion Crane, from the original Hitchcock film.
Thoroughbred / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Cory Finley) — Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be—and that a murder might solve both of their problems. Cast: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift, Kaili Vernoff. World Premiere
Olivia Cooke, 22
“I would have felt like such a phony wearing a big, obtrusive bald cap, so I was like, ‘Just f—ing shave my head,’ ” recalls the English actress of her feature breakout as a cancer-stricken teen in the 2015 Sundance winner Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. With A&E’s Bates Motel — in which she stars opposite Freddie Highmore — set to end after its fifth season, Cooke has a handful of indies coming up, including Anton Yelchin’s final film, Thoroughbred. But in 2018 comes the big one: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One opposite Tye Sheridan.
What made me want to act: Titanic
Reading my reviews: “I say that I never will, but then, of course, in a really sadistic, masochistic moment in my room on my own I will.”
And box office? “No, I don’t understand. What is it, ‘tracking’? How’s it tracking? It’s like, how do you know? It hasn’t come out yet! I don’t get it.”
Best advice you’ve received: “‘Have an extraordinary career and a very normal life.’ I never want to be too famous to where I can’t go to the corner shop and get a pint of milk.”
Millennials, in a word, are: “Accepting.”
Olivia attended The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Luncheon on october 25, 2016 in New York. I have added 16 photos to the gallery
I have added 11 new portraits from the Toronto International Film Festival to the gallery. Olivia looks stunning!
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