‘Westworld’: How Evan Rachel Wood Took Dolores From Prairie Girl to Cyborg Sarah Connor
Following her breakthrough role in Catherine Hardwicke’s “Thirteen” (2003), Evan Rachel Wood became Hollywood’s go-to actress for a certain kind of irresistible archetype: The wise-beyond-her-years teenager with heaps of attitude masking a deep well of vulnerability.
Now, nearly two decades later and comfortably mid-career (she started so young), Wood has weathered the transition from promising child-actor to serious Hollywood player about as gracefully as anyone could.Following back-to-back roles in two critically acclaimed films — Julie Taymor’s “Across the Universe” (2007) and Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” (2008) — Wood shrewdly rode the wave of peak TV on HBO’s pedigreed shoulders.
Following two seasons as a Sapphic vampire in “True Blood” and a self-satirizing turn in the savagely brilliant “Doll & Em,” she landed the role that would bring her not only international acclaim, but two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.The role, of course, is Dolores Abernathy,
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