Emerson, wife Preston 'giggly' over on-screen kiss
NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Michael Emerson has played a serial killer, a mysterious, villainous Island leader and currently stars as a billionaire computer genius on Person Of Interest. But he says playing the romantic interest for his real life wife has been his most unsettling role.
Emerson plays the off-beat Harold Finch in Person Of Interest, which airs Thursdays at 10pm Eastern (11am Singapore time). His wife Carrie Preston has a recurring role as Finch's former fiance, who believes he is dead.
The couple has acted together in a few independent films and Preston even played Emerson's mother in an episode of ABC's Lost, but this was their first romantic pairing. This season even showed the characters' first kiss.
"Neither of us are the kind to get a lot romantic work in front of the camera so for us to get a big old languid first kiss with music underneath it and everything - that's a first in my career," he said.