Thandie Newton plays the host Maeve Millay in “Westworld.” Her character is intended to seduce the guests of the theme park, so her costume is a tight-fitting red dress that is sure to draw lots of stares.
Newton told Collider that while her costume is indeed beautiful, she hated wearing it. “With the objectification, being in those clothes with the corset pushing the boobs up to my chin and the fishnets, people thought I must be really happy wearing that stuff because it’s so beautiful. I hated it!” she said. “I totally recognize that it was a beautiful costume. There was no doubt about that. And I was very grateful for the level of expertise, but I couldn’t wait to get out of that f—king corset.”
The costume invited looks, said Newton, even from the crew. It made people slightly uncomfortable looking at her “because my boobs were in my chin and they didn’t know where to look.”
Due to her costume, Newton admitted that she actually felt more comfortable being naked on the set. “When I was naked, people were really respectful and in awe of my ‘bravery,’” she said. “Naked, I have all the power because I got there before you did, and what is actually there is vulnerable, life-giving and hasn’t been tampered with. I don’t wax or anything.”
The series is now approaching its fourth episode, which is titled “Dissonance Theory.” In the trailer for the upcoming episode, Ben Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) teases host Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) with the thing she desires above all else — her freedom.
“There’s something I’d like you to try. It’s a game - a maze. The goal is to find the center of it. If you can do that, then maybe you can be free,” he told her.
As for Maeve, the synopsis shared by CarterMatt revealed that she will be “troubled by a recurring vision.”
“Westworld” airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.