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Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 3:23PM EDT
Westworld's main stars score Season 3 raises
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris and Thandie Newton's salaries are being bumped to $250,000 an episode in advance of the third season, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Their previous salaries were in the $100,000 to $150,000-per-episode range. What is interesting is that James Marsden and Tessa Thompson are not among the actors getting raises, which could leave their Westworld future in doubt.
Posted Saturday 10/13/18 at 3:11AM EDT
HBO to air O.G., a film that Jeffrey Wright shot in a real-life in prison
The Westworld star and co-stars Theothus Carter and Prison Break alum William Fichtner shot O.G. on location at Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional. Wright will play the former head of a prominent prison gang who is in the final weeks of his 24-year sentence.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 9:28PM EDT
Is talking about Westworld more fun than watching Westworld?
Source: The Washington Post
The co-host of the Watching Westworld podcast, A. Ron Hubbard, spends 15 to 20 hours each week dissecting each episode. “Sometimes, the pleasure is seeing the theories and thinking about it,” he says. “The better an episode is, the more fun the actual viewing of it is. The more abstract it is, the more fun it is to talk about.” That's why Westworld has become such a divisive show. Some viewers are annoyed because they don't understand what's happening -- while its most devoted fans find that the mysteries make the HBO drama even more intriguing. Westworld star Jeffrey Wright says the show may have created an entirely new kind of fandom, allowing the show to live a new life on social media. “Occasionally I pop over to Reddit and Twitter and check in on people’s theories. In some ways, I consider it another realm of the show, another layer of the storytelling,” says Wright. “People dive in with their imagination and ideas and, in some ways, have created another writer’s room. The fascinating narrative tangents that fans are creating — it’s something I’ve never experienced before in a show I’ve worked on.”
- "Man, the show is just so unwilling to actually sit down and tell its own damn story"
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- The eight biggest questions from the Season 2 finale
- Jeffrey Wright talks about what's in store for Season 3
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
HBO teams with The Atlantic on short films featuring Jeffrey Wright and Michael K. Williams
Source: The Atlantic
The short films are designed to "challenge our certainties."
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Westworld is essentially a dramatic version of The Good Place
"Though these shows on a surface level seem as different as black hats and white hats, there are more similarities than you may assume," says Kayla Cobb in comparing the HBO drama to the NBC comedy. She notes that Ted Danson's Good Place role is very similar to Anthony Hopkins' Westworld character. "While The Good Place is explicitly about morality, Westworld is essentially designed to be its own morality play," she says, adding: "Neither The Good Place‘s humans nor Westworld‘s hosts deserve to be where they are, but in these strict universes it’s also unclear if there is a place for them."