The Westworld actress had no idea her own character’s twist was coming
Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Westworld Season 4.
Westworld actress Aurora Perrineau has revealed she was kept in the dark about her own character’s twist, which was revealed in the fourth episode of Season 4.
Perrineau, who plays a character known as C on the HBO series, told The Hollywood Reporter that she had only received crumbs of information about her character’s identity and backstory. She admitted she “had an idea” of what might happen but could never confidently predict her fate as she hadn’t seen the scripts until the cameras started rolling.
“I didn’t know anything,” Perrineau said. “I got the scripts before every episode – you get it right before the episode and then you shoot it. So that was always a surprise. My first episode, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m working with Jeffrey Wright and Luke Hemsworth. It’s so cool. It turned into “OK, cool, I don’t know who that girl is, but it’s fun.”
“Then I got the script for four when we were already shooting and it was a big surprise. I had no idea. I called one of the producers and said, ‘Wait a minute. minute, am I Aaron’s daughter? She continued, adding that she had a vague idea of her character’s backstory after picking up a few more puzzle pieces in the third episode’s storyline.
It was revealed in the fourth episode of Westworld Season 4 that Perrineau’s C is actually the older version of Frankie, Caleb’s daughter from Aaron Paul, who wanted to stop her offspring from growing up in this world. Perrineau has remained secretive about Frankie’s involvement in the Rebellion, but claimed that her character’s motivations are now much clearer.
“It reinvigorated things that I was already feeling in thought,” she said, explaining how the revelation helped her shape the character. “It also gave me even more reason to do the things I do, which was really helpful for the rest of the season. It’s good to know that’s why you do those things, as opposed to just making a random guess.”
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Westworld season 4 “Generation Loss” premiered on HBO on July 17. IGN’s review of Episode 4 acknowledged that it was a “wickedly exciting chapter” that “brings together two great storylines (while also tying together the third) in one action-packed, emotional film” . tour filled with heartbreaking answers and harsh revelations”, which resulted in one of the best episodes yet.
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.