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March 27, 2017

I have added three portraits taken at the Westworld Paleyfest for Los Angeles Times. All photos were posted to twitter and the LA Times site. They are by the extremely talented photographer Jay L. Clendenin. If you would like to see the rest of the portraits of the Westworld cast you can do so at his twitter or at the source link for the article. I have added all three images to our photo archive as well as the press article to our press archive. If you would like to see the other coverage of paleyfest, please refer to this previously posted article.

March 26, 2017

Jimmi attended the 34th Annual Paleyfest tonight at the Dolby Theatre along with some of his Westworld co-stars for the Westworld panel. He wore a suit by YourStrongSuit; which looked phenomenal. Coverage of the live event is on twitter, you can view it via this link by using Jimmi Simpson and the #PaleyFest hashtag in the search bar or you can view the paleycenter timeline or our twitter timeline where we retweeted coverage of the event. After the panel, Jimmi and his co-stars greeted fans as well as snapped some photos with them. I have added 60+ images from the event to our photo archive. You can view the album by clicking on the thumbnails below. I have added a tag to those that were posted to instagram, each tag has the url where the original image can be found ( 001, 002, 003, 004, 005). If you went to the event and would like to donate images, please contact us by this email and let us know what url/etc you would like added to the image for credit. Thank you for visiting!

Update: March 26; It’s the morning after the Paleyfest event and sources online have released additional content. Our previous post is above. I have updated the photo archive with 50+ additional images. All photos from instagram have been tagged with the original source url of the photo, please visit the sources to see the original images (001, 002, 003, 004, 005). There’s a video as well below the read more tag, captures have been added from it as well as added to the video archive. PaleyCenter also uploaded a gif to giphy, which you can view below the images, screen captures from that can be found here. Four articles were posted about last night’s panel, you can view those here: hollywoodreporter.com, ew.com, deadline.com, avclub, tvinsider, etonline and variety.com. You can read tweets about Jimmi’s appearance at the panel here. Remember to keep an eye out on Hulu for the panel (source)!

Update: March 28; I have added three additional images to the album. Huge thank you to my friend Mouza from wyatt-russell.com for sending these our way!

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March 16, 2017

Jimmi posted to his social media profile (twitter and instagram) about an interview and photoshoot that he did with theimagista. You can view the tweet here and the post on instagram here. I have added the photoshoot to our photo archive and the interview to our press archive. The photoshoot is absolutely brillaint and wonderfully done. Photographer and interviewer is Michael Williams. The link in his bio on instagram links to the original source which can be found here.

Read The Full Interview/See Full Photoshoot At The Imagista Site

Imagista: How did you get your start in acting?

Jimmi Simpson: I went to get my English Degree and I took a theater course my Junior year and you know, I had great teachers who just opened my eyes to seeing that some people pursue this as professions which I did not realize, I had never met an actor growing up. I thought to myself “Hey! Maybe I can have a 9-5 job and do some plays at night” and that was kind of the plan. An agent eventually saw me doing some stand up and from there I was auditioning for things like NYPD Blue in the late 90’s. I got a lucky break as a little weird skinny kid, in the movie Loser, which not many people saw. However, just being in a featured film, means you get to go on auditions a little bit longer before they give up on you. That is all it is, I had a couple lucky breaks and I worked and trained really hard. You gotta have those three, you need to work hard, be somewhat talented and get lucky and I had all three going for me and I could not be more grateful.

Imagista: How was your character on Westworld developed during filming?

JS: The arc of most characters on the show was substantial, a lot of change and growth for most characters. The creators really did a bang on job in doing so. We all were given the scripts to the scenes that we were about to shoot days and sometimes hours before filming. For William and The Man In Black in particular they really were trying to keep it hidden from us. It was just the nature of all the information, they shared it as a team, what that did for all of the actors was really let you be in the moment which was beautiful. Also, I got the hint that something was going to be up with my character, I picked up on a few cues probably earlier than when they were hoping. I asked Lisa, one of the creators, if something was going on and she just kind of looked at me and said “listen, your character arc in this series is insane and that is all I am going to say.” Even though I had an inclination, I was playing William so true that when he starts breaking from the pact and then when he breaks in a larger degree that was all happening in the moment, it was not something I was trying to build towards to work towards, how can I layer in that this was going to happen, it felt really organic to me.

March 12, 2017

I have added two additional images to the Rogue Magazine photoshoot album as well as a full version of a previous one. All photos were shared publicly on Rogue Magazine’s instagram, you can view that here. You can still purchase the digital or the print editions. Photography by @ben_cope. These shots are absolutely stunning. Everyone involved did an amazing job!

Jimmi posted a video to his social media profiles on twitter and instagram. You can view the video below. We have added screen captures from it to our photo archive as well as archived the video into our video archive. The video is of him on set of the pilot Unsolved. All photos posted to instagram yesterday of Jimmi with his co-stars have also been added to our photo archive. Really excited for this series!

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March 9, 2017

GQ Style sat down with Jimmi at the Chill Suits photoshoot and asked him about what was in his pockets. Check out the video below to see his reply. His segment starts at around 0:24 if you want to skip directly to that you can click here to go directly to the youtube video at that specific time. Jimmi is seen wearing the outfit from the photoshoot, which is detailed in the interview he had with GQ Style here. I have added screen captures from the video to our photo archive, those can be found in this album. The video has been archived in our video archive as well, which can be found here. And in case you missed it, the interview is archived in our press archive here, the magazine scan is in our photo archive here and the photoshoot can be found in our photo archive here. If you cannot watch it on youtube (below), you can watch it at their site here.

For the spring issue of GQ Style, we asked 24 guys (and girls) to stop by our studio in New York to prove that the suit—usually the strict purview of business men and stuffy politicians—is not dead, it’s just… relaxed a little. While this far-flung crew of actors, musicians, and models were all in one place, we figured we might as well ask them about the little things they won’t leave the house without, whether home is Atlanta, LA, Detroit, or Brooklyn. Here, watch Gucci Mane, Big Sean, Jimmi Simpson, and more show us their everyday carry in our second installment of “What’s in Your Pockets?”

March 7, 2017

Jimmi Simpson sat down with Samuel Hine during his GQ Style photoshoot for an interview. You can read it below or at the original source. They have teased that they will be posting the full shoot later this week! So keep a look out at GQ.com and their twitter for more photos from this stunning photoshoot! We have added this article to our press archive and the photoshoot image to our photo archive.

We sat down with the Westworld star to discuss his future on the show.

Spoiler alert: Jimmi Simpson isn’t done with Westworld yet. At least he hopes he isn’t, as do the rest of us, who marveled at his character’s transformation from earnest, rumpled William into series-defining dark cowboy over the course of the show’s hit first season. Luckily Simpson predicts there’s at least “six or seven” seasons of Westworld plot in the works: “It’s like The Odyssey,” he told us. And we’ll happily go along for the ride. Not only did Westworld deliver gripping performances—shoutout Evan Rachel Wood—and mind-melting plot twists, it was low-key one of the most stylish shows on television. Nearly every character’s costume in the futuristic Wild West theme park balanced historical accuracy with a pinch of contemporary trendiness. And Simpson’s character wore band-collar shirts, patterned silk scarves, black jeans and cowboy boots with the best of them.
We sat down with the actor on set of GQ Style’s Spring fashion portfolio—where he and some of our other favorite guys of the moment rocked the season’s best relaxed tailoring—to discuss what’s next for him, for William, and for his newly reinvigorated personal style. Check it out below, and stay tuned for the full shoot later this week.

What did you make of the overwhelmingly positive response to Westworld?
I was delighted. It’s some of the work I’m proudest of. A lot of times I do work either on stage or on small scale television that a lot of people miss. It’s so nice to feel proud of something that people are engaged in.

It certainly struck a chord.
Really—it’s so pertinent. We’re dealing with our own waves of revolution. And it was the perfect time for [Westworld writers] Jonah [Nolan] and Lisa [Joy] to talk about it.

One thing that really struck me about Westworld was the costume design. From the moment your character William arrived on the show by walking into basically a futuristic Tom Ford cowboy store—
It was just gorgeous. The same person that brought the style into that scene was responsible for all the historically accurate style—or intentionally inaccurate style—throughout the whole show, [costume designer] Ane Crabtree. She did every single choice that blew your mind. And it’s because she’s so passionate about it.

Did you borrow any ideas from her after filming?
Back in the day they did things a little more fitted than I’m used to doing, and Anne encouraged me to do that in my life and have a little bit more structure in my look. I’ve always been a little bit Western-leaning anyway. Tailoring is something I think most, like, straight men aren’t aware of how amazing the effect is. Especially being a skinny guy. We learned from the baggy ’90s situation, where the idea was you’re thin, so surround yourself in fabric. But as I got older I realized—when you cut the fabric away you stop looking so skinny!

Sure, and now that dress codes are relaxing, wearing one is a much more conscious choice.
Oh it’s so true. I guess that’s why they’re looking sharper. The suit now is less a uniform that you’re putting on to go to school and it’s a choice, a choice to look better, as opposed to looking how you have to look.

Do you have any personal style inspirations?
It would be helpful if I did. I think I’ve gotten most from the activity I’m doing, which is generally skateboarding. It’s about simplicity, and layers, and comfort. I think a well-fit T-shirt and jeans can just kill style-wise. At least that’s what I tell myself, because that’s what I’m going to keep wearing till I die.

You skateboard?
I mean, I’m 41, so I moved to the longboard when I hit 30, but it’s a lifesaver. Not only does it eclipse my time for parking in Los Angeles, because I keep my skateboard in my trunk at all times, but it helps me feel kind of young. I’ve skateboarded my whole life, and I’m going to keep enjoying it until my age prohibits me. My buddies who play golf, it seems to me a very passive choice of like, I’m old, I’m tired, and this is now my time where I don’t have to talk to anybody. And I’m like, later dudes!

“No matter which job you’re doing in acting, you have to be doing something different, or else you’re not doing your job.”

What’s your next project?
I just wrapped David Cameron Mitchell’s movie Under The Silver Lake. He’s the guy who did It Follows, and he’s written this 150-page opus to LA, and he’s fabricated this entire history and it’s fabulous, and Andrew Garfield’s our lead and he’s so talented.

How do you find the transition from television to film?
It’s all it’s own art form, each one. I do a lot of theater, a lot of television, a lot of film. Even more than the medium I think it’s project specific as to how your craft changes. But it’s always different. And that’s one of the reasons I fell for this career, is because no matter which job you’re doing in acting, you have to be doing something different, or else you’re not doing your job, basically. So it’s always new and I personally get off on things being new and fresh. You always have to be pushing your boundaries. I try to avoid doing long-term roles that don’t grow or change. I’ve been in this business for 20 years and I haven’t had a long-running sitcom or anything that’s a little more technical, because I think I’d start to lose my shit.

Everyone’s curious about Westworld season two and beyond. What do you know about your potential involvement?
So far my involvement in that is unclear. If they have more for William, I would assume it would be a whole new kind of story. Because I feel like this story, the love affair [with Evan Rachel Wood’s character Dolores], we know everything, we know what happens, we don’t have to belabor that point. But if they have a reason—I mean, it was the greatest set I’ve ever worked on. But we’re all speculating what season two will be, and I think it’ll be something that will blow our minds, to the degree that the first season did. But I wouldn’t be surprised if William showed up season three or something.

Jimmi is wearing: Sports jacket, $1,195, by Z Zegna / made-to-measure pants, $625, by Isaia / shirt by Eidos / shoes by Aquatalia / glasses by Oliver Peoples / watch by Piaget / his hair by David von Cannon at the Wall Group

March 6, 2017

Jeffrey Chassen from BWR Public Relations posted to instagram a photo of Jimmi in the Spring Issue of GQStyle Magazine. You can view that instagram post here. To purchase the issue digitally, You can view that here. For the print version you can either subscribe or purchase the single issue, here. The editorial includes a brand new photoshoot with Jimmi wearing a sports jacket by Z Zegna which really stands out against the white shirt and pants. An amazing shot from both photographer and Jimmi himself. The issue includes a brilliant quote from Jimmi, “No matter which job you’re doing in acting, you have to be doing something different, or else you’re not doing your job.“. The editorial is part of a Chill Suits segment in the magazine. Don’t forget to pick up the issue, it would make a great addition to any fans collection. I have added a scan of the issue to our photo archive. Links are at the bottom of this post.

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  • February 28, 2017

    I have added images to our photo archive of Jimmi attending Mardi Gras 2017. He joined the Orpheus Krewe this year. The krewe was founded in 1993 by Harry Connick Jr., Harry Connick Sr., and Sonny Borey. Also, Images from the 2017 Orpheuscapade are included in the same album. I have added a couple of articles over in the press section which you can view here and here. And the photos in our photo archive have been categorized under one album in the appearances section here but you can always seen Jimmi’s instagram photos here. I have added images found on social media outlets, all images have a tag on them of where they are originally from. If you would like to see untagged versions, please go to the sources listed here (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17). If you have any images from the event you would like added, contact us. Videos are under the read more tag.

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    February 23, 2017

    Jimmi has been cast as Detective Russell Poole in USA’s upcoming Tupac Drama ‘Unsolved’. You can read the full article below or at the original source, here. The article also states how Jimmi as well as Josh and Bokeem have all received multiple offers for broadcast dramas this pilot season. This article has been added to our press archive as a means of arching press articles pertaining to Jimmi and his projects, to view it over in our press archive – you can click here.

    The trio were also receiving offers from broadcast networks this pilot season.

    USA Network has landed three in-demand leading men for its Tupac murder drama pilot Unsolved.

    Set to star in the drama pilot are Josh Duhamel (11.22.63), Westworld breakout Jimmi Simpson and Fargo favorite Bokeem Woodbine, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. All three actors had been receiving multiple offers for broadcast dramas this pilot season.

    Unsolved is a true crime serialized drama that chronicles the two major police investigations into the slayings of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The drama hails from People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Emmy winner Anthony Hemmingway.

    Duhamel will star as Detective Greg Kading. In 2006, Kading was asked to help spearhead a multi-agency task force with the purpose of finding out who was responsible for Christopher Wallace’s (aka Biggie Smalls) slaying. The casting marks Duhamel’s return to television following Hulu’s 11.22.63, CBS’ Battle Creek and NBC’s Las Vegas. His feature credits also include Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Safe Haven and New Year’s Eve.

    Simpson will portray Detective Russell Poole. In 1997, Poole investigated the slaying of Biggie Smalls and became convinced that the LAPD was covering something up. His findings eventually led Voletta Wallace to file a lawsuit against the department. Simpson’s credits include Westworld, Hap and Leonard, The Newsroom and Psych.

    Woodbine, meanwhile, is set to play Officer Daryn Dupree. In 2006, Dupree became a key member of the task force — one with a deep knowledge of L.A. gangs and the rap industry. Woodbine’s credits include his Emmy-nominated role in Fargo as well as features Ray, Life and Riddick. He’ll next be seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

    From Universal Cable Productions, Unsolved will be directed by Hemmingway, who exec produces alongside Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. Kyle Long (Suits) will pen the script and exec produce. The drama is based on the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who is consulting on the pilot script and will also serve as co-executive producer. Kading led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders and authored the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.

    Duhamel is repped by ICM Partners, John Carrabino Management and Viewpoint. Simpson is repped by WME and Industry Entertainment. Woodbine is repped by Gersh and Jackoway Tyerman.

    February 22, 2017

    I have added some images of Jimmi Simpson attending the 19th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards to our photo archive. To see the coverage of the event you can visit the Official CDGA twitter and give them a follow. Also, if you haven’t already followed Jimmi on twitter, make sure to do so. The event was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. The official CDGA twitter posted an animated gif of Jimmi on the carpet, which you can view here. Don’t forget to bookmark the site and keep checking back for more updates on Jimmi’s career!

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