You lived in Los Angeles for seven years and now you, your wife, Samantha, and your four kids have moved to Byron Bay. What’s that like?
It’s awesome. The change of lifestyle is beautiful. Mum and Dad can walk to our house. My kids are going to an amazing school called the Living School. There is a juxtaposition between Byron and the incredible vibrancy of everything that’s alive and the noise of the bugs and the birds, and LA, which is just traffic noise.
And your brothers are nearby, too, right?
It’s a win-win.
Westworld definitely asks a lot of questions about humans, doesn’t it?
Without a level of having something to say, I think the show falls flat and becomes an exposition of violence and horror and the worst parts of humanity. Actually, when you peel back the layers, it has something to say about that violence and therefore something about ourselves as humans. Why do we have that fascination with horror and violence?
This is your most high-profile role to date. Compared to your brothers, do you feel as though you fly under the radar, to some degree?
It’s not something I think about. I don’t do things in order to promote my profile. I do things because I love that character or
that script. And I don’t see it as competition. I don't think I’m less because I have fewer Instagram followers. Also, there is a level of anonymity which disappears (with fame), which Chris and Liam both deal with. I’m still able to lead a boring life, which I do. Anyone worth their salt would give it all up for having their anonymity back.
Your Westworld character, Ashley Stubbs – is he a good guy or bad guy?
I think at heart he’s a good guy. He’s an operator. He’s a military guy. His speech is direct. I don’t think he’s evil or takes pleasure in the destruction of anyone.
Is he a host (the lifelike robots in the series) or human?
At the end of Season 2, we touched on that. Without giving anything away, that is deepened, and we flesh that out. We dive in.
What sort of a hold does Dolores (Wood) have on Stubbs?
Not a lot. And in fact, it may be the other way around. Who knows?
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