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August 8, 2017

Jimmi Simpson sat down to chat with TV Guide Magazine’s Marisa Roffman about the next season of Westworld & who his dream co-star would be. You can view the video below, it has also been added into our video archive. Screen captures from it are now in the gallery. I have also uploaded 3 additional high quality images from one of Jimmi’s previous projects ‘Rose Red’ to our photo archive.

August 2, 2017

Jimmi recapped the entire first season of Westworld in 6 minutes for Vanity Fair. You can view the video below. I have added screen captures from it to our photo archive and added the video to our video archive. This is a really great feature. Not to mention the video is packed with ‘spoiler alert’ and ‘mind blown’ moments too!

July 30, 2017

Westworld is featured in the latest TV Guide special Comic-Con issue. Included is an interview with Jimmi! I have written it out in text form below the thumbnails for those who might prefer it that way. Magazine scans have been added to our photo archive and the written text has been archived to our press section. Thank you so much to my friend Alikat from gwendoline-christie.com for sending the scans our way.

Men in Black: William’s Tell.
Jimmi Simpson on traversing Westworld and the did-that-really-happen jaw-dropper that rocked his world.
By Marisa Roffman

Like most unions in the sprawling, primal land of Westworld, the relationship between newbie park visitor William (Jimmi Simpson, above) and robot host Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) fell somewhere between the romantic and the tragic. But their end proved even messier: Dolores’s accidental rejection of William – due to a reboot on her part – pushed him to morph into the villainous Man in Black (played in the narrative’s future timeline by Ed Harris, inset). We spoke with Simpson about the love story and discovering his character’s shocking place in the show’s twisty mythology.

What was your first impression about Westworld?
I thought I was auditioning for some tongue-in-cheek update of the 1970s movie [written and directed by Michael Crichton]. Then I got the first script and I realized the profundity of what creators Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy were attempting to accomplish. Just knowing that I was going to be part of a story that was so well-crafted, I was really awestruck.

Establishing your dynamic with costar Evan Rachel Wood was key to the success of your characters’ chemistry and lifelong connection-especially since William had to continually remind himself Dolores wasn’t human.
Evan has the same work ethic that I do. We would meet the day before a big scene and quite often work for hours. [Dolores’s] humanity was so much more real and honest than the humans’ behavior William is around. She opened his eyes to anything being possible.

How did you find out that William was actually a younger version of the Man in Black?
Christien Tinsley, our genius makeup designer, was staring at my eyebrows in a very strange way: He asked “Do you mind if we change them?” I said, “Sure, what are you changing them for?” He started stammering, I walked out thinking, “Of they’re trying to make me look like someone, who is it?” I narrowed it down to Ed. I saw Lisa and said, “I was just with Christien-I’m not Ed, am I?” Her face absolutely fell flat. Her mouth was agape, she looked around, shook her head quickly and said, “Don’t tell Jonah!” [laughs] She wanted to keep it under wraps as much as possible. And I did.

Did working on this show change your acting perspective?
I was allowed to play a three-dimensional human being who falls, as opposed to someone who has already fallen. That was a new experience for me. It’s helped me more than any schooling could have.

What should we hope to see from William if we revisit him in Season 2?

If William was to return, I imagine there will be very pertinent information regarding the takeover of [smarmy coworker and ex-pal] Logan’s [Ben Barnes] company. Also, I don’t think you get your heart broken and then all of a sudden you’re the Man in Black. You get your heart broken and then the world’s a little less predictable. I think that is probably William’s trajectory after what you last saw.

July 24, 2017

I have added additional images to the photo session that Jimmi did July 21st at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego to our photo archive. You can view the album by clicking on the thumbnails below. The shoot was taken during Comic-Con the day he moderated the Psych panel. You can view that coverage here and the original portrait image had been added here.

July 24, 2017

Jimmi attended Comic-Con International yesterday for the Westworld panel as well as the autograph signing with Luke Hemsworth, James Marsden, Ben Barnes, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Simon Quarterman, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Angela Sarafyan, Thandie Newton, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Tessa Thompson, Shannon Woodward, writer/producer Jonathan Nolan, and writer/producer Lisa Joy from Westworld. No news yet on if Jimmi will be in season two or not. The trailer for Season two had been shown after the panel, sadly young William does not make an appearance but you can watch it below or by clicking here. Videos of the Westworld panel have been published online as well as a Q&A session with the audience. You can view both of those below or at their respective links. Screencaptures of both the panel and Q&A have been added to our photo archive. ET had an interview with the group as well which is below. Screen captures have been added to our photo archive from the ET interview. I have added high quality images from the events, as well as images from instagram/twitter accounts into the event album. The cast stopped by Entertainment Weekly and had a photo session by Matthias Clamer for EW, images have been added to our photo archive from that and the TVLine Portrait Studio. They also had an interview with Entertainment Weekly, video is included below and screen captures have been added to the photo archive. If you noticed anything we missed, please let us know in the comments or by email.

All photo archive links are at the bottom of this post. Each link corresponds with the correct photo archive album.

A small tidbit from the panel thanks to EW.com

Jimmi Simpson objected to the idea that his young Man in Black character lost his humanity by becoming “evil.” “Being a slave to one’s own emotions is something only a human can feel. Dolores will never know the way a broken ago-destroyed man will be grasping and reaching for ways to cover up his own anguish.”

July 22, 2017

Additional images from Jimmi’s appearances at Comic Con yesterday have been added to our photo archive. The first; is of Jimmi posing for a portrait during Comic-Con at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. Second; four images of Jimmi walking around Comic Con. Third; two images of Jimmi attending VICELAND Presents What Would Diplo Do. You can view all images in our photo archive by clicking on the thumbnails below or the respective gallery links.

July 22, 2017

Jimmi stopped by the WIRED Cafe booth while at Comic Con for the Psych: The Movie panel. He talked about Westworld, how comic con is going for him, answered some questions from WIRED as well as from some fans, and talked about books he likes as well as films and space. He recommended two books. The first; Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov and the second; The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. In the interview, he also mentioned that there’s a couple of projects he has been working on that he can’t talk about yet. Which is great and exciting news! You can view the video below and I have added screen captures from it to our photo archive. I have also updated our photo archive with high quality images from the booth’s carpet/etc. The video has also been archived into our video section.

Jimmi Simpson of 'Westworld' at Comic-Con

We're live with Jimmi Simpson of Westworld! If you're a 'Westworld' fan we're pretty sure you'll have some questions for him. Don't hold back. Join us!

Posted by WIRED on Friday, July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

Jimmi attended San Diego Comic Con today (Friday, July 21st) to moderate the ‘Psych’ Reunion And Movie Sneak Peek panel. During the panel, they revealed that Jimmi would be reprising his role in the film (see here). The panel consisted of ‘Psych’ producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak, writer/producer Steve Franks, actors Dule Hill, James Roday, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, and Corbin Bernsen, and of course, moderator Jimmi Simpson. The event had been held at San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. I have added images from the event to our photo archive, you can view them by clicking on the thumbnails below or go to the album at this link. I have archived the video that Jimmi tweeted Thursday to our video archive and added screencaps to our photo archive. Jimmi also posted a tweet about being at comic con on Saturday for the Westworld panel. I have updated the sidebar to include the Psych The Movie project that had been announced. If you attended the panel and would like to donate photos of Jimmi to our photo archive, please include a link/name for credit to go with the images. Also as a slight surprise, I have replaced THR’s shoot of Jimmi with high quality versions. Enjoy! I have looked into past comic con’s and it seems that some of them are uploaded to youtube, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that this one will be also! Various articles have popped up over the web, I have included three of them in this post — linked 001, 002, 003. Those three have been archived to our press archive section. If you noticed something we missed, send us an email or comment below!

July 11, 2017

Great news! Jimmi will be moderating the Psych panel at SDCC on July 21st! You can read the snippet below in the quote or at the source link here.


Friday, July 21; 10:00am – 11:00am (Ballroom 20)

After eight seasons, 100+ episodes, a musical and countless pineapples, PSYCH is back at San Diego Comic-Con, celebrating the upcoming holiday movie coming to USA this December. The panel, which is co-hosted with Universal Cable Productions, will be moderated by Jimmi Simpson and feature panelists James Roday, Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Steve Franks, Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak.

June 29, 2017

Jimmi will be attending SDCC for Westworld. If you signed up for email updates from discoverwestworld.com, you received an email today with the title A Park Without Limits // Westworld Roadshow.

Dear Westworld Guest,
On behalf of Delos Destinations, I sincerely apologize if the glitch on our booking site has caused any confusion. Everything is under control and the park is busier than ever. Dr. Robert Ford’s new narrative, Journey Into Night, continues to dazzle.
Demand for our new attraction means Westworld is booked for the foreseeable future. We want to thank you for your continued patronage by offering a taste of the park closer to home. You can expect some of Westworld’s brilliant minds, familiar faces and the debut of new prototypes at our satellite experience.
As always, all our hosts are here for you. Details of our roadshow and more are at DiscoverWestworld.com.
Guest Services Host

The email included an image, which you can view here. Don’t forget to sign up for email updates over at discoverwestworld.com as soon as possible to keep up to date on all things Westworld. Information about SDCC can be viewed below or located here at the original HBO source.

San Diego Comic-Con Welcomes Westworld

Fans of Westworld are about to get closer to the park, courtesy of San Diego Comic-Con. Check out all the details below:

Westworld Experience Center
July 20-July 23

Looking for a taste of the luxuries and liberties afforded to Westworld guests? This immersive experience will not disappoint. Some of the park’s most iconic elements await guests lucky enough to attend. Sign up details to come.

Panel Q&A
Saturday, July 22
Hall H at 4:15 pm PST

The Westworld panel will be moderated by internationally-renowned vocal artist, beatboxer, musician and comedian Reggie Watts.

Panelists include:
• Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy (creators and showrunners)
• Ben Barnes (Logan)
• Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Armistice)
• Ed Harris (Man in Black)
• Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs)
• James Marsden (Teddy)
• Thandie Newton (Maeve)
• Simon Quarterman (Lee Sizemore)
• Rodrigo Santoro (Hector)
• Angela Sarafyan (Clementine)
Jimmi Simpson (William)
• Tessa Thompson (Charlotte)
• Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores)
• Shannon Woodward (Elsie)
• Jeffrey Wright (Bernard/Arnold)

Autograph Signing
Saturday, July 22
Warner Bros. booth #4545 at 5:45 pm PST

Warner Bros. follows Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. All ticket drawings and wristband distributions for Westworld’s autograph signing will take place the morning of July 22nd at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.

Westworld fans can follow live coverage of the panel on Twitter from @WestworldHBO and use #WestworldSDCC to join the conversation. Sign up for special announcements at DiscoverWestworld.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Cast and producers scheduled to attend are subject to change.

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