In lesser hands, Norma could have easily been a loony caricature, but Farmiga turned her into a multi-layered masterpiece.
Because of her tireless work as a human rights defender Norma has been victim to various death threats and harassment.
But Farmiga, as Norma, had no such indecision, confidently throwing herself into the complex role from the start.
Equal parts compassionate and neurotic, Farmiga plays Norma with an intense level of adrenaline.
In an early episode, Norma even undresses in front of Norman and is shocked when he turns away from her.
Norma, bending herself to the contest, put her pencil into her mouth, and stared fixedly at the green-shaded drop light.
“Maybe they would like the name ‘Little Soldiers,’” ventured Norma.
They would have spasms if their darling Norma had to leave Madison Hall and they couldn't help themselves.
If she were about to play Norma, it would be worth everything, but in this part—!
I asked what's Norma doing here—isn't she overdoing her relationship a little?
norma nor·ma (nôr'mə)
n. pl. nor·mae (-mē)
A line or pattern defining the contour of a part, especially of various aspects of the cranium.