One of the most striking transformations over the course of Westworld‘s second season, at least in the last few episodes, has been the extreme personality shift of Teddy (James Marsden), brought on by the code alteration ordered by Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) back in episode 5. Through the first season and a half, we’ve seen a Teddy that is sweet but confident, nice but able to kill you in a second with his gun-slinging skills, all with the greater intention of running away and starting a new life with Dolores, the love of his life.
Since his code alternation, the new (and improved?) Teddy is a killing machine, literally. Cold, emotionless, trigger-happy, his 2.0 update now sees him gunning down whoever he has to, human or host, in order to fulfill the mission. Fans are, of course, split in their reaction to the new Teddy – some miss his warm-hearted persona, while others applaud the stone-cold killer he’s become.
But how does Marsden himself feel about the transformation? The actor recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss Teddy 2.0, how he felt when he learned about his character’s arc over the season, and what we can expect from the final 3 episodes.