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Some highlights from the Westworld Panel at Paleyfest!

- Evan states that Dolores is the best character she has ever played, and that this role has changed her life.

- Thandie described Evan’s performance as a “powerhouse”, and Evan told the audience how much she wished that she could have worked more with Thandie in season 1.

- Jimmi said that he had no idea what this show was about or the scope of it when he first signed on. He thought he would be in an episode or two (max), and realized his role was larger when he was scripted to pick up Dolores’ fallen can in Sweetwater. He said, “Why am I picking up the main girl’s can? Why am I picking up the star’s can???”. He went on to say that he thought this would be a cheesy CHIPS remake, explaining that he had very little idea as to what the show was about. He realized how big of a deal this project was when he saw Sir Anthony Hopkins name on the cast list.

- Evan figured out that Dolores was Wyatt part-way through the season. She said she had been racking her brain of who it could be and was wondering why no one had been cast for the role. It hit her as she walked out of her trailer and she said to herself, “Wait, I’m Wyatt.” 

- James Marsden talked about how thrilled he was to be working with Anthony Hopkins, but was upset that his first interaction with the actor was in his birthday suit.

- Thandie talked about the extreme violence against women in the show and how she’s an activist for female rights and was nervous about this project. Once she signed on, she realized how important this story was to tell, and how it shed light on the treatment of women without ever being gratuitous or exploitative. She stated that this was the first project where she felt she could take her activism with her on set every single day. She never felt as if she had to dull that side of her down.

- Lisa Joy and Jon Nolan talked about the music selections for season 2 and that there is a creepy and wonderful dark twist on a childhood classic that their daughter always listens to. They talked about how originally the musical selection was going to be more guitar based, but that they ultimately decided on the piano. 

- Jimmi had no idea he was the Man in Black until one of the makeup artists pulled him aside and said he wanted to change his eyebrows. He realized that if they were changing them, it must be in order to look like someone else in the cast. He narrowed it down to Ed Harris and then asked Lisa if he was correct. Lisa thought that Jon would be upset if she told Jimmi the truth, but she ultimately didn’t want Jimmi to be insecure about his eyebrows. Ed then asked if something was wrong with his own eyebrows.

- Ed talked about the fact that he had no idea Jimmi was playing a younger version of himself until he walked by him one day and a crew member said, “That’s younger you.” 

- While there was no exclusive footage, there was a hilarious gag reel in the beginning of the panel. The best scene was Dolores saying “These violent delights have violent ends” in her most menacing voice while it showed her standing next to her pooping horse on set.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

Joys that Harry Potter Movie Only Fans will never know:

-How amazing Oliver Wood actually is OMG

-Dudley Dursley’s character development


-Minerva McGonagall, Quidditch Fanatic

-Luna Lovegood, Quidditch Commentator



-Sirius and Crookshanks: Ultimate Bromance

-“Ooh, you look much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle, Harry!”



-Dean Thomas/Luna Lovegood Platonicship OMG

-Remus showing off Baby Photos

-Percy coming to his senses and finally making a joke

-“‘Probably trying to get rid of a Wrackspurt,’ said Harry, who recognized the symptoms.”


-Amnesiac Gilderoy Lockhart

-Dobby’s ever growing mismatched sock collection


-Most of Tonks’s actual character

-Bill and Fleur’s actual relationship



-Hermione’s growing political awareness and activism

-The entire school (-slytherins) standing to defend Harry from Pansy Parkinson

-100+ pages of backstory, 10x the character depth and development

Pains that Harry Potter Movie Only Fans will never know:

-“He was tiny in death”

-Molly Weasley’s boggart

-Meeting Neville’s parents

-Re-reading Prisoner of Azkaban and realizing that the nice man who helped Harry with his homework and gave him free sundaes dies in the sixth book.

-“He had no memory of being hugged like this, as though by a mother”

-Remus feeling so ashamed of being a werewolf that he thinks his family is better off without him

-Regulus Black’s full story

-Harry having to drag Percy away from Fred’s body

-Molly Weasley giving Harry a family heirloom for his 17th birthday

-Dean Thomas never knew his father, because he was a wizard and was killed by Death Eaters

-Peter Pettigrew didn’t even have the chance to redeem himself

-Frank Bryce was a war veteran who was blamed by his entire town for Voldemort’s crimes, and then Voldemort murdered him

-Harry not saying goodbye to Ron, Hermione, or Ginny, because he knows he won’t be strong enough to go through with it if he does

-“ ‘Does it hurt?’
The childish question had fallen from Harry’s lips before he could stop it.
‘Dying? Not at all,’ said Sirius. ‘Quicker and easier than falling asleep.’ ”

-The full story of Ariana and the Dumbledore family

-Winky’s entire existence, and all she suffers

-Andromeda Tonks losing her entire family

The scream was the more terrible because he had never expected or dreamed that Professor McGonagall could make such a sound.”

-100+ pages of backstory, 10x the character depth and development, over half of it leading to more pain and despair

The only sport I know anything about is Quidditch and its not even real