Turns out Luke Hemsworth originally auditioned for THIS character in “Westworld”
If you’ve been watching HBO’s new sci-fi Western Westworld, then you’ve probably noticed several things. The first is most likely that robots can be reallll creepy. The second is probs that humans can be even creepier. And the third very well might be that Luke Hemsworth (aka the other Hemsworth brother) plays Westworld’s head of security Ashley Stubbs. (Okay, maybe we’re the only ones who noticed this in our top three, but that’s how we roll).
For those of you who haven’t seen the show (which you should asap because it’s really, really good and crazy in the best way!), the premise is that there’s an immersive, expansive theme park inhabited by ultra-realistic robots, or “hosts,” who allow humans (or “guests) to experience life in the Old West.
Hemsworth plays the guy charged with making sure all humans are safe — especially in the event that any of the robots get unruly.
But in an interview with Vulture, he says that wasn’t always the part he set out to play.
"I auditioned for James Marsden's character. As did 5,000 other people. It then went away and morphed and did all of its bits and pieces, and then it came back, and [casting director] John Papsidera suggested I come in for the role of Stubbs. It was a no-brainer to me. I was absolutely going to jump onboard."
Woah! He also talked about the challenges — and rewards — of working on a project where the actors are given so little information on their own characters (which the show-runners apparently do for the sake of utmost secrecy).
"As an actor, if you're given very little information about what's going on, then you're forced to make it up. To think about where you're coming from, where you're going. It's a chance for you to use your imagination because you have no information. Which is motivating, really."
Oh, and when asked about if he’s as much of a “hard ass” as his character, Hemsworth replied with,
"No, I'm a pussycat."
Deep breaths. We’re so into him right now. Seriously — how can one family contain so much awesome?