Man at His Best

What You Didn't Notice About This Host In Westworld's Second Episode

Talulah Riley has been closer to sci-fi technology than any of us.

BY Sarah Rense | Oct 11, 2016 | Sex & Relationships

In the Westworld theme park, there's a whole other breed of artificial intelligence designed to entertain the humans: the robots built to welcome the guests and prepare them for their stay in a cowboy alternate reality. These robots are aware—or "programmed," if "aware" is too human a trait—that they are robots. Other hosts we've met—like Dolores and Teddy—within the park are programmed to believe they are human, like the guests, and are unaware of their mechanical insides.

In Episode Two, Westworld introduces one of these "greeter hosts": Angela, a beautiful female in a white dress played by Talulah Riley, meets first time guest William before he enters the park. While she preps him for Westworld—giving him brief psychological exam and his new cowboy clothes—she asks him if he'd like to have sex with her.

William, unclear if she's human or host, politely asks the question, to which Angela responds: "If you can't tell, does it matter?" She was built to act as a liaison between the hosts that believe they're human and the humans that know they're human. But, as Elon Musk, real life sci-fi inventor and Riley's two-time ex-husband, tweeted before the show's premiere, Angela is a "deadly sexbot."


Riley, to that comment, responded: "Type-cast, clearly."


Not type-cast at all, in reality. Riley has appeared in huge movies like Thor: The Dark World, Inception, and Pride and Prejudice. She is also a novelist and just published her first book, Acts of Love. Here, meet Talulah Riley.





Happy Turkey Day!! #gentlebarncalifornia

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First Christmas sweater of the season. #snowman #jolly

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Train Edinburgh London. #stilljetlagged

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Late-night hunger-pangs = vegan-cupcakes from SprinklesATM. With @lizbrinson, obviously...

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From: Esquire US