‘Westworld’ Season 4’s Daniel Wu Talks Plot Twist and His ‘Hope’ for Jay

done by Season 4 has been full of surprises, shocking revelations, and betrayals, and the show’s sixth episode is no different with all of the above applied to Daniel Wu and Aurora Perrineau’s characters, J and C, respectively.

woo spoke newsweek Sharing his “hope” for his character’s future, about the latest shocking revelation in episode 6 of the HBO show.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for ‘Westworld’ Season 4 Episode 6

Daniel Wu Talks Episode 6 Plot Twist of ‘Westworld’ Season 4

Danielle Wu as Jay in “Westworld”. The actor spoke to Greeley Tribune about his character and the plot surrounding him and Si in Episode 6.
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Wu’s character J was as much a mystery as Perrineau’s C until it was revealed in Episode 4 that she was actually Frankie, the daughter of Caleb Nichols (Aaron Paul) all grown up.

Episode 6 puts the spotlight on Woo’s J, revealing his motivations for being part of a rebel group fighting against Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) and his plan to enslave all of humanity, including her and C.

Unfortunately, in the latest episode it is revealed that during a rescue operation to save an outsider in Episode 5, Jay was trapped and killed by a host copy of himself, who then infiltrate the group. and tries to stop C from waking Mev. Millay (Thandiwe Newton).

Wu told newsweek He found Jay’s character arc “really interesting” and had no idea how things were going to proceed for him until Episode 4, when he was told that Jay was going to be a host.

Previously co-producer Lisa Joy, with whom he worked remembrance, He had only told her that he would have written a part about a rebel leader that he thought would be perfect for him.

“I thought it was really interesting, because when I signed everyone I was actually told that, you know, he’s the rebel leader of a group of outliers,” Wu said. “Had a traumatic experience with them [the] Lost his brother through the hosts and therefore turned him into this angry man, who is trying to find freedom in this world where he is being controlled, and protect these outliers.

“And so that’s all I knew at first and then when we’re filming, I think, episode 4, […] I found out I was going to be a host, and it threw everything out the window. Like, ‘Wow, okay. I wish I had known this earlier.’

“But in retrospect, I think it’s okay I didn’t know it before because you don’t want to show what’s going to happen to the character.

“It’s the fun part of working in TV, sometimes you never know what’s going to happen to your character, or what’s going to happen to the story, and that’s exactly what happened.”

On Jay’s betrayal and his hopes for the character’s future

Although Wu knew that his character would become a host, he was not told that this would mean that his character would betray Si.

“I had no idea it would turn into a betrayal, I was just told ‘Okay, you’re gonna be a host,’ and then when I saw the script, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s juicy,'” Wu said. “Because this couple, even though she says ‘Never call me brother,’ they’re like a family, you know, they’ve been together for many years.

“You see in the flashback that Si was a very young girl, maybe 8 years old, when they met and she’s a woman now, they’ve grown up together. […] They are like brother and sister.

“So when he turns it on, it’s a hard cookie for him to swallow because there was faith, there was a sanity, and they’re in their outer group that’s been hiding in the desert all these years, there’s the spirit thi security and having that one person you trust the most is a crazy thing [to happen],

“It was fun, it was really fun to do as an actor, you know, to have that change, to have a sudden 180-turnaround from the character.”

Jay’s betrayal eventually leads to the host’s death as Maeve stabs her after being brought back online, but, of course, it’s being done. done by It doesn’t mean the end of the character. Wu certainly hopes so.

“I was talking to Lisa when I read the part in the schedule where, you know, I passed [and] I’m like, ‘Oh, so this is for me.’ And she goes, ‘No, it is’ westworld, Correct? You are now a host, so you can always come back.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, great.’

Reflecting on the return of most of the cast despite his character’s death, and how Evan Rachel Wood has also returned as a new character, Wu continued: “I found it difficult to reintroduce a character and make them different. It sounds really interesting to be able to, and have the audience been able to accept it.

“I think they’re really successful with it, and how these characters like Hal and Dolores have really changed and evolved over time, and Mew. All those characters are strong, really strong female characters, They are just bad**s but have also evolved and changed through this series.

“I think it’s a testament to being one of Lisa Joy’s showrunners, it’s a total reflection of her personality because she’s such a strong, smart, powerhouse of a woman and a writer.”

Aurora Perrineau
Aurora Perrineau as C in “Westworld” Season 4, Daniel Wu’s character J is replaced by a host copy of himself who betrays C and is killed in the process, but the actor told Greeley Tribune that How “Hopefully” he’ll come back.
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Daniel Wu on getting personally involved with Caleb’s Season 4 plight

The show’s sixth episode wasn’t just about J and C, however, it also followed Paul’s Caleb, now also a host, desperately trying to escape from Hale’s prison to send a message to his daughter. which he calls Cookie (hence the nickname C).

Caleb’s love for his daughter and determination to protect her, even after becoming a host, was something Wu himself felt as a father.

“It was such an existential moment for that character, like, What’s his purpose now? What’s he trying to do?” Wu said of Caleb’s plot. “And then, finally, when he finds out that Cookie is the focus, he’ll have to pass this message on to Cookie, to see that it was really heartbreaking.

“You know, watching as a father I was like, oh man, he knows he’s no longer the person he was, no longer human […] But he still has that memory and love for his daughter, it really hit home.”

Reflecting on what is to happen on the show, the actor said: “I really like where the story is going [C] And his father and that relationship. I think that’s the strength of the season, Aurora’s character Frankie is coming again and there’s another strong female minority character and there’s a really cool, compelling storyline with Aaron Paul’s character, and that’s the idea. [that] He is no longer himself but he still has that love and he still has the memory, and he still has that desire to be a father.

“That’s really powerful for me, because I’m a dad and I totally feel like, my biggest fear is anything happening to my daughter, and my worst about all this c**p There is great fear that is happening in the world right now. Because this is what she is going to grow up in. It’s not about me right now.

“And I guess, Caleb’s story this season is this: Is this humanity? Can we make humanity better for our future offspring?

“We’re going down a really dangerous road right now, I mean sci-fi always talks about that. Sci-fi is about reflection of ourselves and I think we’re talking about a lot of points. I am talking. done by It is a reflection of what is happening in the society right now.”

Westworld airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max.

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Aaron Paul as Caleb Nichols in “Westworld” Season 4. Daniel Wu told Greeley Tribune that he felt a personal connection to Paul’s character as he understood his determination to protect his daughter Si at all costs.
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