Short and sweet, that’s how Nikki Muller remembers her audition for Westworld. And secretive. “There was a few character profiles, but not much information,” the Swiss-Filipino actress (Sent) and TV host (The Food Detectives) tells 8days.sg over a video conference call. “There was no context [to the lines] — you are not given [information] about where you are, what the scene is about, and what the stakes are.”
Despite the hush-hush conditions, she nailed her reading and scored the part of a nameless banker in the Season 3 episode ‘The Mother of Exiles’, which premiered on Monday (Apr 6). As the ‘Financial Advisor’ — that’s how her character is simply known as in the end-credits — she’s tasked with facilitating a somewhat shady transaction for revolutionary robot Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and her still-not-sure-if-he's-a-host-or-something-else accomplice Caleb (Aaron Paul).
Here, Nikki shares with us her memories of shooting the scene at the National Gallery Singapore and reveals the lessons learnt from her brief Hollywood experience.