Anthony Hopkins and Jeffrey Wright in a scene from HBO’s “Westworld.” HBO

The cast of “Westworld” had their own theories as to who are the hosts and who are real people, and Jeffrey Wright is no exception.

Wright, who plays inventor Arnold Weber and host Bernard Lowe, even told Yahoo! TV that he was gravely mistaken about his guess as to who is actually a host. After reading the pilot script, Wright immediately jumped to the conclusion that Lowe’s boss, Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), was actually a host.

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“When Jonah and Lisa and I exchanged e-mails after I read the pilot script, [I wrote], ‘I want to be a part of this journey on which we discover Ford is a creation of Bernard Lowe. And Jonah e-mailed me back and said, ‘Close, Colonel, but no cigar!’ I was curious where we might go with some of these reveals, but I didn’t expect it would be me,” he said.

After doing a few episodes, he finally learned that it his character, Bernard, who was a creation of Ford. But Wright recalled being in denial the first time he found out. “My reaction was ‘Nuh-uh,’” he said.

During the Season 1 finale, however, Ford was shot dead by Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood). Wright earlier told The Daily Beast that his death means Bernard will be taking charge of the park now.

“I think it’s at that point that Bernard begins to become aware of where this is all heading. So first there’s an awareness that Ford is going in a place that’s new and finite. That’s the beginning of the inkling for Bernard,” he said. “But yes, also there’s this suggestion that Bernard is the captain now. So there’s a lot to be explored next year.”

Wright is hopeful that Season 2 will take its cues from Season 1 because show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy wonderfully wove multiple timelines into one story and delivered tons of surprises for fans. “I think this show, from the beginning, kind of rises to that other level when narratives collide and fuse into something we didn’t expect,” he said. “Those moments for me are just so wonderfully satisfying and thrilling.”

“Westworld” Season 2 will return to HBO in 2018.