Patience Will Pay Off, ‘Westworld’ Star Says

By October 28, 2016
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Some viewers might think the story for HBO’s Westworld is a bit, shall we say, slow? But it might be worth sticking around to the end, at least according to the actress who plays robot Dolores Abernathy.

Sadly, we don’t expect some ancient eggs to hatch during the burning of a funeral pyre to reveal dragons. Instead, Evan Rachel Wood tells The Huffington Post that the first season finale will leave viewers with a broken heart and “your mind blown.”

“We’ve established that the further out you go, the more intense the game gets. And man, were they not kidding, because when we started getting the scripts after episodes, it was like, ‘Whoa! OK!’ 

“Not only are they dropping bombs left and right, but some of the days on set, I would be like, ‘Look, I’ve seen some stuff, and this is wild.'”

Fans have been anticipating twists and turns from the beginning, primarily because this is a series from J.J. Abrams, who loves to keep people guessing dating back to Lost a decade ago. Many viewers have started to generate their own theories about what’s going to happen (and so did we!), but by the time the ninth episode rolls around just after Thanksgiving, you’ll have an anxious week waiting for the finale.

Even Wood developed her own theories while she read scripts and filmed episodes, coming up with what she said were a hundred theories, with only three of them actually being right.

“The anticipation is killing me. I thought when the show aired, it would relieve some of that, but now the anticipation of wanting everyone to know the secrets so I can stop having to bear them by myself is what I’m also looking forward to.”

And believe it or not, we’re only halfway through. HBO has yet to announce a second season for Westworld, but it will likely come shortly, even as it competes with AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Westworld airs Sundays on HBO.

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