“I Got Goosebumps When I Read Westworld,” Says Angela Sarafyan

Angela Sarafyan who plays one of our favorite hosts – Clementine Pennyfeather – in Westworld, just had a new film launched last month where she stars opposite Oscar Issac. Set in the final years of the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide, for Sarafyan The Promise is a film that hits home. A recent interview quizzed Sarafyan on her roles, and the actress ended up talking about how she chooses her projects and Westworld’s impact on her life.

Angela Sarafyan in Westworld

Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather in a still from Westworld season 1

In the film, The Promise, Sarafyan stars opposite Isaac as his betrothed and although the role is very different to playing Clementine Pennyfeather, the actress’ approach to both stories are similar. Popmatters reports,

“When I look at stories, I have to connect with what’s on the page. I got goosebumps when I read Westworld. From the first few lines… I just knew. It was the same thing with The Promise. I love Maral, because I got to really look at the traditional Armenian woman, living in a village, living in a time when the villagers knew everything about each others’ lives.”

Sarafyan’s own family had survived the Armenian Genocide, so the subject was close to her heart. She is also glad that a film is finally tackling the historical event that goes mostly unrecognized by the world. The actress also spoke about the impact of Westworld in her life and is amused by people’s intense involvement with the show.

I love running into people I’ve never met who love the show and are so taken with it. It makes me so happy, because it transcends. We wanted people to watch it and get something from it and change the way they think,” the actress said. ” It’s exciting to have that dialogue and see all of the theories that are out there. I love reading them, because some of them are right, and I don’t know how they guessed! Terry George knew from the first episode that Jeffrey Wright was a robot! That blew my mind.”

DON’T MISS: Westworld Season 2 Filming Begins From July 2017

We can’t tell if Angela Sarafyan is coming back as Clementine Pennyfeather in Westworld season 2, but we do have our fingers crossed. 

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