Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood reveals she’d ‘love to play a Disney villain’ after show axe


Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood reveals she’d ‘love to play a Disney villain’ but ‘doesn’t like being mean’ in candid interview… after HBO cancels hit show

Evan Rachel Wood has revealed she hopes to play a Disney villain in the future in a candid new interview, after it emerged HBO had canceled her show Westworld.

The 35-year-old actress discussed playing villainous roles in an interview with /Film where she explained that playing a devious character isn’t easy for her. 

She said; ‘I don’t like playing the villain most of the time. A lot of people say it’s more fun, but I don’t like being mean. So it can be hard for me at times.

Candid: Evan Rachel Wood has revealed she hopes to play a Disney villain in the future in a candid new interview, after it emerged HBO had canceled her show Westworld (pictured last week) 

‘If there was another live-action Disney film, I would love to play a Disney villain or something along those lines,’ she said. ‘This is the amount of villain I can do without feeling terrible.’ 

Her interview with the publication came out on the same day it was announced that her hit show Westworld was canceled by HBO after four seasons. Wood played Dolores Abernathy in the show.

The show’s third and fourth seasons suffered a ratings downturn, and the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes also showed a sharp drop off in critical acclaim. 

Despite worse reception for the more recent seasons of the show, Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy said they were still hoping to do a fifth season. 

Wow: Her interview with the publication came out on the same day it was announced that her hit show Westworld was canceled by HBO after four seasons. Wood played Dolores Abernathy in the show

Wow: Her interview with the publication came out on the same day it was announced that her hit show Westworld was canceled by HBO after four seasons. Wood played Dolores Abernathy in the show

Exception: 'If there was another live-action Disney film, I would love to play a Disney villain or something along those lines,' she said. 'This is the amount of villain I can do without feeling terrible' (pictured Nov. 3, 2022)

Exception: ‘If there was another live-action Disney film, I would love to play a Disney villain or something along those lines,’ she said. ‘This is the amount of villain I can do without feeling terrible’ (pictured Nov. 3, 2022)

‘We always planned for a fifth and final season,’ Nolan said at New York Comic Con earlier this month. ‘We are still in conversations with the network. We very much hope to make them.’

Joy previously told Deadline, ‘ [Jonathan Nolan] and I have always had an ending in mind that we hope to reach. We have not quite reached it yet.’

The decision to cut the show came at a time when Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav pledged to cut costs, though The Hollywood Reporter said insiders told them price isn’t the reason the show was canceled. 

HBO made a statement about the cancellation which read, ‘Over the past four seasons, Lisa and Jonah have taken viewers on a mind-bending odyssey, raising the bar at every step. We are tremendously grateful to them, along with their immensely talented cast, producers and crew, and all of our partners at Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television. It’s been a thrill to join them on this journey.’ 

Westworld ran for four seasons and received 54 Emmy nominations during its run. It featured Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Aaron Paul, Thandie Newton and a host of other stars.  

Statement:  HBO made a statement about the cancellation which read, in part, 'Over the past four seasons, Lisa and Jonah have taken viewers on a mind-bending odyssey, raising the bar at every step' (Thandie Newton pictured season 2)

Statement:  HBO made a statement about the cancellation which read, in part, ‘Over the past four seasons, Lisa and Jonah have taken viewers on a mind-bending odyssey, raising the bar at every step’ (Thandie Newton pictured season 2)

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