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."
Some of the future episodes of Westworld feature my ex. Talulah does a great job of playing a deadly sexbot :)— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2016
Riley, to that comment, responded: "Type-cast, clearly."
Type-cast, clearly ;) https://t.co/jgfFG581Au— Talulah Riley (@TalulahRiley) October 2, 2016
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.
An incredibly exciting evening: first time I read an excerpt of my book to an audience, and got my hands on a "reader's copy". A reader's copy is an early proof copy that isn't for sale and has a different cover from the final print version. It gets sent out in advance to sales agents etc. I am extremely fond of it!
From: Esquire US