Leading actors Freddie Highmore and Brenton Thwaites sat down at Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego, where they took part in Entertainment Weekly‘s Brave New Warriors panel.
Freddie of Bates Motel and Brenton from The Giver joined other leading actors Jon Bernthal, Tom Mison and Theo Rossi to speak about “how tough it can be to be the tough guy in the spotlight”.
Check out what Freddie & Brenton had to say about their leading roles during the panel:
Freddie Highmore on Bates Motel:
“As for the much darker world he plays in now on Bates Motel, Highmore joked that he was happy he knew his character couldn’t get killed off the show and that he had a stable future. Conversely, he’s the one responsible for getting rid of other characters each week. “I don’t do it with glee though, they are all very lovely people,” he said, referring to his former cast mates.”
Brenton Thwaites on his upcoming movie Son of a Gun:
“For the first time, Thwaites talked about his upcoming film with Ewan McGregor, called Son of a Gun, about “a guy who goes to jail and meets this mentor [there]. My character gets out and runs a bunch of illegal errands for this guy and breaks him out for a gold heist.” Thwaites was cast exactly one year after he had watched McGregor in The Beginners and told a friend that he wanted to work with the actor within the next year.”
You can catch Freddie in Bates Motel when it returns for its third season in 2015.
Brenton’s film The Giver hits theatres on August 15, 2014.