Murtz On The Scene: Exclusive Interview With Person of Interest‘s Michael Emerson

 

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 ‚ÄúNorthern 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.

Check out the video above!

Person Of Interest’s Season 4 premiere airs tonight on CTV at 10 p.m.

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