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Meet the inhabitants of ‘Westworld’

‘Westworld’ cast
Actors Jeffrey Wright, from left, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Anthony Hopkins make up some of the cast of HBO’s new series, “Westworld.”
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The players of HBO’s “Westworld” get inside the skin of their characters and the futuristic series itself:

Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
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“It’s a show that you really want to pay attention to while you’re watching it. Everything means something. I think when this series is done, your DVRs are going to break because everyone is immediately going to go back and re-watch the whole thing, and it will probably be better the second time.” 

-- Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Dolores Abernathy, the oldest “host” in the park, on the Easter eggs hidden in “Westworld”

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Ed Harris
Ed Harris
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“He’s been coming here for 30 years, and by this point he’s not just coming for fun and games, he’s trying to dig down and find out what’s really going on here.”

-- Ed Harris on his character, known only as “The Man in Black”

James Marsden
James Marsden
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“In some ways, the show is a sentient creature: It has all the visual appeal and then it has all the actual human elements on the inside. In some ways, ‘Westworld’ is a host.”

-- James Marsden, who plays Teddy, on the similarities between the show itself and its themes

Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
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“She’s a machine that is built like a lie detector, but way better than that, a machine that’s built to interpret things.”

-- Thandie Newton on her character, Maeve Millay

Jeffrey Wright, on the role of his character, host engineer Bernard Lowe
Jeffrey Wright, on the role of his character, host engineer Bernard Lowe
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“He’s very much for the audience a Sherlock Holmes in all of this in trying to discern all of the drivers behind the mystery of the unraveling of this place.”

-- Jeffrey Wright, on the role of his character, host engineer Bernard Lowe

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Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
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“Ford is a much darker person than I even imagined.”

-- Anthony Hopkins, who plays the creator of the theme park Westworld

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