“Westworld”: Actors who auditioned or turned down roles in the cast of the HBO series

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We can’t think of anyone but James Marsden as a hot robot cowboy Teddy, but according to these actors who auditioned or turned down roles western worldthe cast could have been very different. western world, whose third season premieres March 15, is set in a dystopian future where humans hunt and kill humanoid robots for fun, in a wild Wild West theme park called Westworld. Since its debut in October 2016 western worldThe cast of Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris have become even bigger stars than before.

The show has since been nominated for Emmys, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. (In 2018, Newton, who plays Maeve Willay, a Westworld host who learns her true identity, won the series’ first acting Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress.) But that western world The cast was not always the four actors mentioned above. The show, which also stars Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins, was well known in Hollywood prior to its debut, as evidenced by the many well-known actors who sought roles on the show. Some of these actors have been recast in other roles, while others have moved on to other series. Find out the actors who were almost cast western world ahead.

Elon Bailey as Logan Delos

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Elon Bailey, who played Pinocchio (aka August W. Booth) on ABC’s There was oncewas first cast as Logan Delos, a bachelor and veteran Westworld guest who is a close friend of William (The Man in Black). Logan, shown extensively in flashbacks, was a main character in season 1 of western world before becoming a recurring character in Season 2. It’s unclear if the character will appear in Season 3. As for Bailey, the actor was first announced as Logan in 2015 (a year earlier). western world‘s debut.) Entertainment Weekly reported later that year that Logan’s role would be recast after Baily had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. Ben Barnes, best known for his role in the Chronicles of NarniaHe was later recast as a bachelor and was spotted by viewers of Logan on TV.

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Jared Harris as Dr. Robert Ford

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As western world Fans know that Dr. Robert Ford, the director of Westworld parks, was played by Hollywood veteran Anthony Hopkins. (Ford died at the end of Season 2, so it’s unclear if Hopkins will reprise the role in Season 3. But it is western world, so anything is possible.) But the role wasn’t always his. Jared Harris, best known for his roles in Chernobyl and The crown, also auditioned to meet Dr. to play Ford. He revealed the news in an interview with Vulture, where he also claimed to have auditioned for High Sparrow game of Thrones.

“I lose parts to the strangest people. It’s kind of confusing. I mean a lot is changing. In the beginning I didn’t lose any parts, but I did get stuff that either Gary Oldman wasn’t interested in or Phillip Seymour Hoffman wasn’t interested in. It’s quite an odd range. It’s a very strange thing to find out who ends up doing things you do [auditioned for],” he said. “I went in western world for the role of Anthony Hopkins. [Laughs.] yes it is strange Game of Thrones, the part that Jonathan Pryce did. It’s kind of a weird thing.”

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Peter Mullan as the Man in Black

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western world Fans may recognize Peter Mullan as James Delos, a recurring role on the HBO series, but the actor actually auditioned for one of the lead roles. In an interview with Vulture, Mullan revealed that he was first offered the role of the Man in Black, played by Ed Harris.

“The original pilot. I was ready to do it and then they changed the date and by that point I had already decided on another film,” he said. “So I couldn’t do it and I was devastated. I was really, really upset because I really wanted to do this western world pilot but I couldn’t do it. Then Jonah finally remembered me and then yes, years later they offered me the other role.”

He continued: “Originally, the talk was about the man in black. That was offered, that was discussed. And then they offered me to play the pawn. Is it Peter Abernathy I think? I was asked to play him. So, when I saw the pilot, and I saw… oh god, who’s playing it again? [The actor is Louis Herthum.] Oh I love it, it’s a beautiful performance. So that was okay if you can’t do something and see a really good performance. You don’t mind that kind of thing.”

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Bianca Lawson as Maeve or Clementine

Bianca Lawson

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Lawson is mostly known for teen shows like Buffy the vampire slayer, Dawson’s Creek and Pretty little liarsbut she could have played a very adult role in it western world. The actress told the Chicago Tribune in 2018 that one of her worst auditions was for Westworld. Lawson didn’t reveal what role she auditioned for (in fact, the directors didn’t even tell her), all she knew was that it was a host who was also a prostitute (so it could have been Maeve or Clementine) and that she did not do well in the audition room.

“There was this wonderful, wonderful part on Westworld and I just love the subject of AI and the difference between humans and robots. I was super excited to audition for it. It was very top secret when I went into it and they didn’t tell me what role it was for and I wasn’t sure who she would be but I think it was one of the prostitutes,” she said.

Lawson went on to explain that specifically for the audition, she wore a bra that was padded with a gel-like substance that exploded when she read her lines. “Just as I was about to go to the audition I noticed there was this little stain on my dress and I was like, ‘Oh no, did I drip water here?’ Anyway, I’m going in. And I do the scene. And I’m starting to notice that my hands feel oily and my dress is sticky to me. And what happened was the bra kinda burst!” She said, “It was a thick sticky oil and I was covered in it because while I was shooting the scene I guess I had touched my body, my face and my hair . So I looked like Carrie – but no blood, it was just this oil. Like someone poured oil on me! I was covered It’s all happening while I’m doing this audition! The dress was delicate chiffon, it was a vintage dress, and it clung to my body and dripped. Oh dear God. I was really embarrassed. But I also thought, just do your best. ignore it It is what it is.”

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Luke Hemsworth as Teddy Flood

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Luke Hemsworth is one of the main cast of Westworld as Ashley Stubbs, the head of Westworld security, but instead of being a behind-the-scenes worker, he could have been one of the hosts. In a 2016 Vulture interview, Hemsworth revealed that he first auditioned for Teddy (played by James Marsden) before being recast as Stubbs. “I think I auditioned at the very beginning, and I auditioned for James Marsden’s role. Just like 5,000 other people,” he said. “Then it went away and transformed and did all its little things, and then it came back and [casting director] John Papsidera suggested that I stand in for the role of Stubbs. It was child’s play for me. I really wanted to jump on board.”

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