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Westworld is poised to return to HBO in 2018, and James Marsden, who plays dashing cowboy Teddy Flood, says fans can expect the second season to be “so much bigger.”
“You will not be disappointed,” he tells EW. “The world that we created will be completely expanded upon, and the themes and the philosophies will all be taken to the next degree. The one thing I can say is that it just feels so much bigger this year. There’s a bigger cast, we’re shooting sometimes three units at once, whereas the first season it was always just one unit so the scope of the whole thing has definitely grown.”
Not much is known about the highly anticipated second season beyond the action-packed teaser that was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con — and Marsden urged fans not to hunt for more.
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Between James Marsden’s early days as a Versace model, playing the heartthrob in films like 27 Dresses and Enchanted, and now appearing nude on HBO’s Emmy-winning series, Westworld, it’s no surprise that maintaining a great physique is all in a day’s work for the actor.
But the Oklahoma native is sharing how working out has also become an integral part of staying mentally healthy and focused in the hectic world of showbiz.
“It’s the cheapest form of antidepressant out there,” the actor tells ET. “You get out there and run or walk and it just clears your mind and hits the reset button. I have to have that in my life, and being fit is the nice bonus and by-product of it.”
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Emmy Sunday will be especially grueling for James Marsden and Luke Hemsworth of the multiple-nominated series Westworld. On Sept. 17, they’ll hit the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox — a half-mile ocean swim, 17-mile bike ride and 4-mile run — with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Marsden admits he wasn’t aware the triathlon was scheduled on the same day as TV’s biggest night when he signed up. “I try to do it every year,” says the actor of the bike race (this time, he’ll do the run portion of the relay as part of what he dubbed a mini-“Team Westworld”). Marsden, who adds that he will skip the awards show but attend the HBO party, says the series provides training incentive because of the required nude scenes.
“It forces you to stay in shape because you never know when you’re going to be asked to get naked,” he explains. “What scares me is not knowing when that scene is going to be shot. Sometimes they’ll say, ‘Oh, you have to be naked in three days.’ Because we’re all so naked we all sort of hold each other’s hands and jump off the cliff together. They are very respectful and I’m never fully, fully, fully nude.”
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It’s good to play for a winner, even when “you’re here to be the loser” and no matter how many times you die.
Just ask James Marsden, who plays Teddy Flood, the robotic host of the smash HBO series “Westworld.”
There’s no place Marsden, whose character dies regularly on the show, would rather be right now. Being part of a show that’s been nominated for 22 Emmys — tied with “Saturday Night Live” for the most this year — can have that effect.
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James Marsden is sexy. So sexy that (at least) one other straight male star has taken notice.
The “Westworld” leading man, 43, receives a lot of attention for his — let’s just call it what it is — perfect face. But, he told AOL Entertainment, he’s come to realize that when men say, “My wife has a crush on you,” it’s sometimes a bit of a cover.
“Sometimes guys have a problem expressing their admiration for another guy. ‘Oh, my wife likes you,'” he told AOL Entertainment as he prepared to face off against Joel McHale in Doritos’ Bold or Boom Challenge. “What they’re trying to tell you is that they have a man-crush. Which, not to put too fine a point on it, might be the dynamic today.”
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In the midst of the huge crowds, action-packed panels and entertainment installations at San Diego Comic-Con, James Marsden and Joel McHale waged a “war” over an “age-old” debate: whether Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch Doritos are better.
Why? Because they were celebrity team captains for a Doritos fan event called the “Bold or Boom Challenge,” for which two teams of fans were assembled to compete in an athletic challenge for McHale’s Team Cool Ranch and Marsden’s Team Nacho Cheese. PEOPLE caught up with the two TV stars before the event to find out how they got themselves involved in the contest and whether or not they actually eat Doritos. Unexpectedly, the conversation veered into hilarious places. Here’s an excerpt from their quippy back-and-forth:
James Marsden: We are coaching two volunteer teams assembled. Joel’s team is Cool Ranch. My team is Nacho Cheese, we’re basically doing the Lord’s work today.
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James Marsden, despite his prolific oeuvre, starts with a clean slate in HBO’s Westworld – quite literally. In the first scene with co-star Anthony Hopkins, he stripped down to his birthday suit.
“First scene ever with Sir Anthony and I was naked as the day I was born,” Marsden quips and quickly shrugs it off with a megawatt smile as we sit down for the interview in Geneva.
“But I embraced it. I love those bizarre situations I found myself in Westworld,” he adds.
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James Marsden was just as shocked about last week’s Westworld’s finale as we were.
ET’s Cameron Mathison caught up with the actor on the red carpet at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where he dished on the HBO series’ success — and its jaw-dropping season one finale.
“The cast was there, the showrunner was there, the ideas and the philosophies and all that was aligned,” Marsden explained of what made the show click. “You just, you never know until it’s out and people are discussing it and theorizing about it. You never want to jinx yourself, but it’s been fun to sit back and watch it kind of take off.”
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