‘Westworld’: Actors Who Auditioned or Refused Roles in HBO Present’s Forged


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We will’t image anybody however James Marsden as sizzling robotic cowboy Teddy, however in line with these actors who auditioned or refused roles in Westworld, the forged may’ve appeared quite a bit totally different. Westworld, which premieres its third season on March 15, is ready in a dystopian future the place folks hunt and kill human-like robots for a enjoyable a wild, wild west-themed park named Westworld. Since its debut in October 2016, Westworld‘s forged members—Evan Rachel Wooden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris—have turn into even larger stars than they have been earlier than.

The present has since been nominated for Emmys, Golden Globes and Display Actors Guild Awards. (In 2018, Newton, who performs Maeve Willay, a Westworld host who learns of her true id, gained the sequence’ first performing Emmy for Excellent Supporting Actress.) However the Westworld forged wasn’t at all times the 4 actors talked about above. The present, whose forged additionally consists of Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins, was well-known in Hollywood earlier than its debut, as seen by the numerous well-known actors who tried out for elements within the sequence. A few of these actors have been recast in different roles, whereas others went on to different sequence. Discover out the actors who have been nearly forged in Westworld forward.

Elon Bailey as Logan Delos

Elon Bailey

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Elon Bailey, who performed Pinocchio (a.ok.a. August W. Sales space) in ABC’s As soon as Upon a Time, was first forged as Logan Delos, a bachelor and a veteran Westworld visitor who’s a detailed buddy of William (The Man in Black.) Logan, who’s proven quite a bit in flashbacks, was a most important character in season 1 of Westworld earlier than he turned recurring character in season 2. It’s unclear if the character will present up in season 3. As for Bailey, the actor was first introduced to play Logan in 2015 (a yr earlier than Westworld‘s debut.) Leisure Weekly reported later that yr that Logan’s function can be recast after Baily needed to drop out because of a scheduling battle. Ben Barnes, finest recognized for his function within the Chronicles of Narnia, was later recast because the bachelor and have become the Logan viewers noticed on TV.

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Jared Harris as Dr. Robert Ford

Jared Harris

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As Westworld followers know, Dr. Robert Ford, the director of the Westworld park, was performed by Hollywood veteran Anthony Hopkins. (Ford died on the finish of season 2, so it’s unclear if Hopkins will reprise the function in season 3. But it surely’s Westworld, so something is feasible.) However the function wasn’t at all times his. Jared Harris, who’s finest recognized for his roles in Chernobyl and The Crown, additionally auditioned to play Dr. Ford. He revealed the information in an interview with Vulture, the place he additionally claimed to have auditioned for Excessive Sparrow in Sport of Thrones.

“I lose elements to the weirdest folks. It’s form of complicated. I imply, it adjustments quite a bit. At first, I didn’t lose elements however I’d get stuff that both Gary Oldman wasn’t excited about, or Phillip Seymour Hoffman wasn’t excited about. It’s form of a bizarre vary. It’s a really odd factor to seek out out who finally ends up doing stuff that you just [auditioned for],” he mentioned. “I went in for Westworld for Anthony Hopkins’s half. [Laughs.] Yeah, it’s bizarre. Sport of Thrones, the half that Jonathan Pryce did. It’s form of an odd factor.”

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Peter Mullan because the Man in Black

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Westworld followers might acknowledge Peter Mullan as James Delos, a recurring function within the HBO sequence, however the actor truly auditioned for one of many most important roles. In an interview with Vulture, Mullan revealed that he was first supplied the function for the Man in Black, performed by Ed Harris.

“The unique pilot. I used to be all set to do it after which they modified the dates of it and by that point I had already dedicated to a different movie,” he mentioned. “So I couldn’t do it and I used to be devastated. I used to be actually, actually upset as a result of I actually wished to do the Westworld pilot however I couldn’t do it. So then, lastly Jonah remembered me after which yeah, years later they supplied me the opposite half.”

He continued, “Initially what was talked about was the Man in Black. That was on supply, that was mentioned. After which they supplied to have me play the farmer. Is it Peter Abernathy, I believe it’s? I used to be requested to play him. So after I noticed the pilot, and I noticed…Oh, God, who performs him once more? [The actor is Louis Herthum.] Oh, I like it, it’s an exquisite efficiency. In order that was fantastic, when you’ll be able to’t do one thing and also you see a very good efficiency. You by no means thoughts that form of factor.”

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Bianca Lawson as Maeve or Clementine

Bianca Lawson

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Lawson is finest recognized for teen reveals like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek and Fairly Little Liars, however she may’ve had a really grownup function in Westworld. The actress instructed the Chicago Tribune in 2018 that considered one of her worst auditions was for Westworld. Lawson didn’t reveal which function she auditioned for (in truth, the administrators didn’t even inform her), she simply knew it was a number that was additionally a prostitute (so it may’ve been Maeve or Clementine) and that she didn’t do effectively within the audition room.

“There was this excellent, fantastic half on Westworld and I simply love the subject material, of AI and the distinction between people and a robots. I used to be tremendous enthusiastic about auditioning for it. It was very hush-hush after I went in for it they usually didn’t inform me which half it was for and I wasn’t certain particularly who she was going to be, however I consider it was one of many prostitutes,” she mentioned.

Lawson went on to elucidate that she wore a bra particularly for the audition, which was padded with a gel-like substance and had exploded as she learn her traces. “So proper as I’m about to go in for the audition I discover there was this one little spot on my gown and I used to be like, ‘Oh no, did I drop water on right here?’ Anyway I’m going in. And I’m doing the scene. And I’m beginning to discover that my arms really feel oily and my gown was sticking to me. And what occurred was, the bra had burst one way or the other!” she mentioned.”It was a thick gooey oil and I used to be lined in it, as a result of whereas I used to be doing the scene, I suppose I had been touching my physique and my face and my hair. So I appeared appreciated Carrie—however not blood, it was simply this oil. Like somebody had thrown oil on me! I used to be co-vered. That is all occurring whereas I’m doing this audition! The gown was a fragile chiffon, it was a classic gown, and it was caught to my physique and dripping. Oh my God. I used to be actually embarrassed. However I used to be additionally like, simply do the perfect you’ll be able to. Ignore it. It’s what it’s.”

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Luke Hemsworth as Teddy Flood

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Luke Hemsworth is likely one of the most important Westworld forged members as Ashley Stubbs, the pinnacle of Westworld safety, however as an alternative of a behind-the-scenes staffer, he may’ve been one of many hosts. In a 2016 Vulture interview, Hemsworth revealed that he first auditioned for Teddy (performed by James Marsden) earlier than he was recast as Stubbs. “I believe I auditioned approach again at first, and I auditioned for James Marsden’s character. As did 5,000 different folks,” he mentioned. “It then went away and morphed and did all of its bits and items, after which it got here again, and [casting director] John Papsidera advised I are available in for the function of Stubbs. It was a no brainer to me. I used to be completely going to leap onboard.”

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