'Westworld' Season 4 on HBO: James Marsden's first role was of juvenile delinquent in a play

Marsden will be essaying the character of Teddy who is seen as Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) lover in 'Westworld' Season 4


                            'Westworld' Season 4 on HBO: James Marsden's first role was of juvenile delinquent in a play
James Marsden essays the character of Teddy in 'Westworld' Season 4 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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The epic sci-fi drama series ‘Westworld’ Season 4 has made its smashing comeback to screens on June 26 on HBO. The Emmy award-winning series has successfully created a niche for itself in the hearts of audiences and critics for its outstanding depiction of a totally unique type of dystopian world. This realm is filled up with human-looking bots that stay within an amusement park in a futuristic New York City. Originally, even these bots had been human in the series. But throughout the course of the last four seasons till now they’ve all experienced many emotional turning points. This all has in a way altered their lives. The series ‘Westworld’ has been adapted from an iconic 1973 film of the same name. The show has been created and conceptualized by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

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James Marsden essays the character of Teddy, who is seen as Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) lover - a human form. In season two, we saw how Teddy switched off himself amidst the robot uprising and Dolores kind of forced programmed her gentleman lover to become a stone-cold killer but Teddy’s robo brain couldn’t handle it and died. Then in season three towards the end, we see the end of Dolores as well. This time, however, Dolores and Teddy are playing totally new characters. These lovers regardless of the form they both seem to take, are back together in ‘Westworld’ Season 4.

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James Marsden’s first exposure to world of acting in a one-act play at school

In an old interview at Tulsa world dated September 2019, opening up on his first ever performance within a one-act-play at school, Marsden had said, “My sophomore year of high school, I did a one-act play as an assignment for the class, and I played a juvenile delinquent kid and his main role was the closing monologue of the piece. I remember people coming up to me afterward and telling me, ‘You were amazing!’ and the feeling, and the drama teacher Rose Mary Baker and students and parents were like: ‘Who is this kid?’ ... That was it. That was the moment.”

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James Marsden’s first ever drama class experience at Putnam City North

Talking about how his love for acting began in childhood itself with emphasis on his first ever drama class experience, he had said, “I took it as an elective, in all honesty, to try and get my grade-point average up. I thought it would be an easy A ... and then I realized how much fun I had in the class, and it sort of opened me up socially, and then I found I had an ear for music, too. ... It was the first time in my life that I felt like I was good at something because I wasn’t ever into athletics, and there wasn’t anything really that I felt like I was passionate about. ... It was great, a really great place for me to explore my passions there, and they were very supportive and encouraging. It was the place where it really all started.”

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New episode of 'Westworld' Season 4 airs every Sunday at 6pm PT/9pm ET on HBO Max and on HBO Network.