'Westworld' Season 4 on HBO: Who is Christina? Evan Rachel Wood's character is 'messier' and 'little less perfect'
Wood returns to the world of 'Westworld' and plays the character of Christina who is allegedly much different that Dolores
Season 4 of ‘Westworld’ has finally made a comeback on HBO and fans are absolutely delighted to see the series on their screens once again. The first two seasons of the show garnered universal acclaim and won numerous awards. However, Season 3 couldn’t manage to reach that level of success and a certain section of viewers started saying that show must be finished. One of the reasons why Season 3 didn’t work out was the absence of Evan Rachel Wood. She is finally back to the ‘Westworld’ universe with Season 4 and will be playing a new character that will keep everyone at the edge of their seats.
The sci-fi series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is based on the 1973 film of the same name and sees some of the cast members returning as totally different characters. Wood took the world by storm after playing Dolores in Season 1 of the HBO series and now that the actress has returned to the series, she is set to play the role of Christina. The official synopsis reads, "The fourth season picks up seven years after the end of season 3, and has been described as a "dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on Earth."
As Season 4 begins its journey on HBO, let’s find out who Christina really is and how she’s different from Dolores.
Who is Christina? Evan Rachel Wood’s character is “messier” than Dolores
As per the official synopsis, Christina is a young woman living in New York City and working as a writer with a game developer Olympiad Entertainment. In the first episode, we see her getting reprimanded for the “sad” story pitches and although she is proud of her pitches, she knows that something is missing. Her character is way different than Dolores because Dolores had so much energy and spirit that was impossible to keep inside the bottle, but Christina is not like that. She is subtle and trying to figure out how to take her source material to the next level.
Her roommate, Maya (Ariana DeBose) finds her really annoying because Christina doesn’t like having fun. Even though Dolores died in Season 3 and there’s something in Wood’s performance that suggests that Dolores might be present somewhere in Christina. But there’s more to Christina’s story and we get to know more about that when we see a man stalking her in Episode 1 and pleads her to “stop doing this to us.” No one, including Christina, understands why he said that. But the next day, she gets attacked by the same stalker and when she gets up the next morning, she receives the news that the stalker has killed himself by jumping off the roof. So, there’s something about Christina that’s really mysterious.
Speaking about her character, Wood revealed that playing Christina was exciting because there was something exciting in playing a character that is much more human. She added, “This really was wiping the slate clean, [a] completely new character, and so there was something exciting about that, to sort of play a much more human version of this character.”
The actress labeled this character as “messier” and a “little less perfect”.
In the first episode, we have already seen a glimpse of how the video game developer is wreaking havoc in people’s lives and it’s Christina would have to bear the consequences.
'Westworld' Season 4 returns to HBO with a new episode every Sunday at 9 pm EST.