Aaron Paul reveals he knows how Westworld ends: ‘It is insane’

Actor says he was originally approached to play role in first season of HBO show

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 20 February 2020 17:31 GMT
Westworld season 3 San Diego Comic-Con trailer

Aaron Paul has revealed he knows what happens in the remaining seasons of HBO’s hit show Westworld.

The actor, who recently reprised his role of Jesse Pinkman for Breaking Bad film sequel El Camino, was announced for the third season of Westworld just over a year ago.

No details have been released about his character, but he can be seen starring opposite Evan Rachel Wood in the forthcoming season’s trailer.

Speaking to The Independent about the series, the actor said: “I sat down with [creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy] and they pitched me this character and they pitched me the broad strokes of the arc of the rest of the series. It is insane.

“This show is so unbelievably ambitious and I walk onto these sets and my jaw is on the floor.,” he continued. “I feel like I’m a little kid again playing cops and robbers on the biggest scale possible.”

Paul also revealed that he was originally set to appear in the first season, but “couldn’t work the logistics out”.

“We were actually trying to come up with a world where I was going to be in the first season. I was just so deep into negotiations on this other show and the logistics couldn’t work out,” he said. “And then they approached me again for this third season and I was actually deep into negotiations on this other show, so I was reliving the same moment in my life again!

“I was stressing out because I had to turn Westworld down the first time around. I just watched it and thought to myself, ‘My God, this is the perfect show.’ I couldn’t miss out on this second opportunity.”

Paul didn’t name which character he was approached to play, but it could have been Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman), Ashley Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth), Logan Delos (Ben Barnes) or William (Jimmi Simpson).

Read our full interview with Paul here.

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