Patrick Cage says 'chaos is sure to ensue' in the second season of Westworld

Westworld Season 2 is ready to win hearts all over again on April 22, and the actor spills more details about working on the sets of the show.


                            Patrick Cage says 'chaos is sure to ensue' in the second season of Westworld
Patrick Cage (Getty Images)

Westworld is all set to come back with its second season on April 22. And while it's been a long wait for fans since the first season ended, actor Patrick Cage assures fans that the second season is going to be all about "chaos".

 

Patrick Cage will be starring alongside Evan Rachel Wood and others (Getty Images)

Patrick, who is an actor on the rise, can be seen showcasing his acting chops in the second season of the show, alongside Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Ed Harris.

For the uninitiated, Westworld, which first aired on October 2, 2016, is an HBO TV series which is based on the movie of the same name which was released in 1973 and directed by novelist Michael Crichton.

Like many, even Patrick hadn't seen the 1973 movie but that did not mean he was not going to do his research. In order to better understand what the show was all about, the actor went ahead and watched the entire movie. 

By doing so, he not only had an idea about the plot but seemed to have gotten a hint of what one would expect from a person who is auditioning for a role in the TV series.

Even though Patrick had to audition for the show, he proved to the showrunners that he deserved to be a part of the show. In the upcoming television season, Patrick will be seen portraying the character of Phil. 

"Phil is a body shop technician that works in livestock management at the park. Kind of like Lutz and Sylvester," Patrick told Meaww. While the show's first season left us with a cliffhanger on what to expect in the upcoming season, thanks to Patrick, we now have an idea of what the show will be all about. 

"Well in season two the tables have turned," he said. "The hosts are now on a journey of self-discovery and revolution. It's clear that the humans no longer have the upper hand as chaos is sure to ensue."

The show, which talks about a scenario where artificial intelligence has evolved to an advanced degree, may seem interesting on the screen, but for Patrick, it is not as amusing to have the same scenario in real life. 

"Hmm, I think we are creepily on our way to having a real-life Westworld happen," he said. "I'm not sure if I'm down for that, just based off how season one went, but if I was there, I'd definitely want Evan with me."

However, Patrick sure has his sights on a co-star who he wants to have his back in case a scenario like Westworld does come to life.

"While Low-key, Evan is a genius for one, but if the hosts start killing people, I'm going to want the woman who understands a sentient, human-killing host the best. #DoloresnWyatt," he added. 

Patrick also mentions how much he loved working with his co-star, Evan. "Working with Evan was a gift," he said.

But there was a time when he was wracked by nervousness because Westworld happened to be the show he loved. 

"It was a bit intimidating coming onto this show being such a fan of season one. Before we started filming, I just remember thinking, 'PLEASE, Don't mess up your favorite show!' Being in a scene with Evan… she just makes it look so easy. She's so incredibly talented and skillful at what she does," he said.

At the same time, watching Evan at her best while shooting for the show made the experience worthwhile for Patrick. 

"Just from watching her, I've learned so much. Her commitment and dedication to being as honest as possible, moment-to-moment as Dolores was incredible to watch. She's a badass!" he said.

Always dreaming about being an actor, one can say that Patrick saw his dreams becoming a reality when he was cast for Westworld.

"I have always loved performing," he said. 

"I was doing plays as young as four years old, and started playing instruments at 7, but I didn't take acting seriously as a career until I was around 15. I think it's just always been a part of my life."

With his mother always with him him in his quest to realize his dream, and giving him the best advice: 'never give up', Patrick always thought of her as an inspiration. 

"She's always been my 'why,' he said. "I'm the middle child and the only boy and she raised me and my sisters by herself. As a kid, you notice little signs, but it’s not until you're older than you realize how much your parents have sacrificed for you. I try to remind myself of that daily."

With the support of his mother and family, Patrick sure has his eyes set on what he wants. As of now, his bucket list consists of working with Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, Mahershala Ali, Leo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lawerence, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba among others.

With a launching pad like the Westworld, we are sure that it is going to happen soon.