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Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Evan Rachel Wood had no idea what just happened on Westworld: "It was insane to be an actor on season two"
"I had no idea what was happening in season two. At all," Wood said, echoing Ed Harris' comments. "And we shot out of order, so most of the time — I mean, it was insane to be an actor on season two. I don’t know how I feel about it. (Laughs.) But it was a ride. We stopped reading the call sheets. We would show up and Jeffrey (Wright) and I would ask what episode we were in. It was kind of that level of — we just lived in the moment in whatever scene that we were doing, and that’s how we made it."
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Evan Rachel Wood says Westworld cut out a queer moment she had promised
Wood responded today after a fan brought up an interview from April in which she said that "we’ll give you something. As a queer person, I’m like, 'More.' We will not leave you high and dry. That’s what I’m going to say."
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
Evan Rachel Wood discusses her big Westworld episode
"For me, Wyatt is in full form in episode three," she says. ALSO: Explaining the new Westworld park.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Westworld overcomes a clunky start for an exponentially better Season 2
The HBO drama's second season should've used a long "previously on" recap. Instead, it kicks off with an expository episode aimed at new viewers and keeping old viewers up to speed after a 16-month hiatus. Still, creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan deserve credit for "eagerly embracing the possibilities of the series," says Tim Goodman. "In the five episodes offered for review, they (and the writing staff) have abandoned a sense of cautious plotting and raced into the future (and back to the past, sometimes toggling between the two, frantically)." He adds: "With a thrilling sense of possibility and a fleetness in telling multiple stories, the new season's first five episodes grow exponentially in appeal. And even though there are instances when it's justified to perhaps question what new powers might be in play — beyond the series' exploration of 'the bicameral mind' — there's never a sense that Westworld has tripped up, run out of ideas or reverted to some kind of redundancy. On the contrary, the series offers revelatory possibilities and pursues them in massively entertaining fashion."
- Westworld offers a lesson to Netflix and its mediocre shows: "Rather than reflect the panicky, competitive rush that results in all these half-thought, half-finished, fairly expensive and certainly mediocre series," says Hank Stuever, "Westworld demonstrates the proper way to spend a lot of time and money in a meticulous fashion."
- Cool it with the twists!: "Westworld is a rich and interesting enough series that it doesn’t need a bunch of twists to keep us surprised and invested"
- Season 2 tones down the J.J. Abrams-esque “mystery box” style of storytelling
- Season 2 fixes many of Season 1's problems by providing a believable war between the hosts and park employees
- The aftermath of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements can be seen in Evan Rachel Wood's Dolores
- Westworld is at its best when it simply entertains rather than overthink
- Too often, Season 2 scripts get garbled by gimmicky mysteries
- On the down side, Westworld still treats itself more as a game to be beaten than as a story to be told
- Westworld creators aim to make nudity equal among males and females
- There will be less nudity overall in Season 2
- Westworld cast members didn't know the episode order while filming Season 2
- The Shakespeare line “These violent delights have violent ends" could be key to Season 2
- The five strangest Westworld theories (that still could be true)
- From Grand Theft Auto to Frankenstein: 10 works that influenced Westworld
- Westworld creators say it's essential that the show function on a puzzle box level
- Co-creator Lisa Joy is rewriting women's power story line in Hollywood and beyond
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 1:48PM EDT
Evan Rachel Wood: "It only took 25 years" for me to have equal pay with my male co-stars
The Westworld star spoke to Jimmy Fallon about her recent salary bump that would pay her as much as her male co-stars. “I was just told that, you know, ‘Hey you’re, you’re getting equal pay.’ And I was like (gasp). And I almost got emotional,” Wood said. “I was like, ‘I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts … Never, never.’” She added: “I’ve been an actor since I was a kid, so it only took 25 years.” ALSO: Watch a Westworld Q&A abruptly end when a questioner asks Jonathan Nolan to read his screenplay.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Evan Rachel Wood: I'm now earning the same pay as my male Westworld co-stars
“I was just told that, you know, ‘Hey you’re, you’re getting equal pay,'" she tells The Wrap. "And I was like,” she said, miming a gasp. “And I almost got emotional. I was like, ‘I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts … Never, never.'”
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Evan Rachel Wood: Westworld Season 2 will offer clues that will give new meaning to Season 1 scenes
"There are things I actually said as Dolores that I had no idea of the significance of until filming this season, and now I’m going, ‘My god, (the showrunners) were telling us!'" she says. "I think even when we’re in season 7, you’ll still be able to go back to the pilot and find clues that were right in front of you.”
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 6:57AM EDT
Westworld has a "somewhat controversial plan" to interact with the Reddit community during Season 2
"We love to f*ck with Reddit as much as possible," joked co-creator Jonathan Nolan at SXSW. "We’re figuring out how to sort of interact with that in the second season," said Nolan, who has previously responded to Westworld fans on Reddit. "A somewhat controversial plan that we’re working on; we’ll have an announcement about it in a couple weeks. It’s incredibly gratifying to see people put that much work — not just into deciphering the season, but the fan art and music. The creativity you see coming back at you when you’re making one of these things is extraordinary."