SHOOT: BATES MOTEL Films Classic Norma Bates Hissy Fit in Steveston for 2×09

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UPDATE: Norma (Vera Farmiga)’s hysterical freakout was totally justified this time. Nick Ford had her Norman (Freddie Highmore) locked in a box until Dylan (Max Thieriot) would agree to kill Shane (Michael Eklund).

Bates Motel is expected to wrap its second season of filming this week and yesterday’s shoot at Steveston’s Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park had the classic Norma Bates hissy fit. The now Hitchockian blonde (Vera Farmiga) ran down the walkway to a locked door and loudly demanded to see her eldest son Dylan (Max Thieriot) in what amounted to one of her trademark hysterical freakouts. Last season’s Emmy nominee Farmiga did it over and over again, at least a dozen times with at least four different camera setups, in heavy wind.

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It’s the only time I’ve seen her at work in two seasons of Bates Motel filming here. And she didn’t disappoint. Norma Bates hissy fits are part of pop culture now. Gawker.com even compiled video of  Vera Farmiga’s Most Hysterical Freakouts in season one of the show.

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How windy was it in Steveston? This windy.

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Bates Motel season two is set to premiere on Monday, March 3rd, in 2014.

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