***Spoiler Warning: Spoilers for Westworld through Season 1 follow.
News about Westworld‘s second season has been practically non-existent, so fans have to be on the lookout for any little tidbit dropped by its stars. Luckily, Luke aka Hemsworth the Lesser™ was ever so slightly cooperative in answering a few quick questions at a recent press event, confirming that his character Ashley Stubbs is “physically” fine, and asserting that he, too, hopes fan favorite Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward)– last seen being grabbed from behind, and later strangled — is okay.
On whether he thinks Elsie sent a signal (for help) that Stubbs followed out into the park where, when last we saw him, Stubbs was attacked by Ghost Nation warriors:
I’d love to see that. Yeah, I hope that’s what I’m going to do is rescue Elsie, and we get to run through the park and maybe wear some western gear. That’d be fun.”
So, clearly, Stubbs survives to show up in Season 2 …
Physically? He’s well. He’s doing all right. Just taking a sabbatical.”
What he thinks about Season 2:
It’s gotta be a step up, doesn’t it? So it’s gotta get more complex. If there’s any room for production values to get bigger—I don’t know how they’d do that—but I’m sure it will.”
How about that fan theory that Westworld is on another planet? Mars, maybe? We noticed that, too:
I love that theory that it’s another planet, that it’s the colonization of another planet. Yeah, it’s a tough one. I think let’s go with another planet.”
All that said, Hemsworth admits he doesn’t know much about Season 2, and if he did …
Nothing. Its strength is its secrecy. A, I wouldn’t tell you if I did know. B, I literally don’t know.”
And finally, the actor made a great suggestion involving that drunken arsehole, Sizemore:
I really suggested, ‘Maybe I should just take my gun out and shoot him when he was doing that.’ I don’t know. I don’t think he kept it for much longer.”