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Tessa Thompson Reveals She Didn't Get a Call Back After Auditioning for 'Westworld' - Watch! (Video)

Tessa Thompson is talking Westworld.

The 36-year-old actress sat down for a conversation with Ramy Youssef as part of Variety‘s Actors on Actors series.

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During their conversation, Tessa opened up about her experience auditioning for the hit HBO show.

“I joined Westworld at the end of Season 1. I sent in an audition tape for the pilot. I was trying to figure out how to play a robot, and then I didn’t get a call back. I never heard anything about it. Much later, there was this chance to play a human on the show. My first scenes were with Jeffrey Wright and with Anthony Hopkins. It felt surreal to occupy this space where I had the power over them. That was bizarre,” she reflected.

She also addressed what’s ahead for her character – and having sex with a robot.

“I had broad ideas: ‘What does power look like in the future, in a young woman of color?’ But the only thing I knew is that I would potentially have sex with a robot. We talked about this woman sampling the merchandise in the park — that would be her expression of power. I continue not to know where the show’s going to take me,” she said.

Westworld creators recently revealed that this character is gone after the Season 3 finale.

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Tessa Thompson Celebrates Juneteenth at 'Centerpiece' Pop Up Event With Maurice Harris

Tessa Thompson wears a cool mask while attending the Juneteenth Pop Up event held at Bloom & Plume in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The event was held in celebration of Quibi’s series, Centerpiece, which focuses on Maurice Harris, who also owns Bloom & Plume.

Centerpiece “explores the nature of creativity with celebrity guests as they go deep into what drives their passion, creativity and spirit to create mind-blowing floral art installations.”

The floral installation at the Pop Up was 12 feet tall, included 5,000 carnations, 50 eremurus and 50 allium flowers.

There were also name plaques on two sides of the structure, which were in honor of unarmed Black victims who have been killed by police over the years.

Centerpiece is streaming now on Quibi.

If you missed it, find out more about Tessa‘s upcoming movie, Balestra.

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Tessa Thompson Goes For Olympic Gold in Fencing Movie 'Balestra'

Tessa Thompson is going to make her fencing dreams come true – in her upcoming movie, Balestra.

Set to star opposite Marwan Kenzari, the 36-year-old star will also be an executive producer on the movie that will be directed by Nicole Dorsey.

Balestra follows a competitive fencer (Thompson) at the end of her career who is desperate to be the world’s best.

In order to gain an edge, she pursues an experimental technology, allowing her to train via lucid dreaming, where she begins a tumultuous affair with her instructor (Kenzari) that threatens her real world marriage and her pathway to Olympic gold.

“Like the sport that Balestra explores, the conception of this piece is sharp and riveting – its is a fascinating look at the price of winning, and what trouble dreams can become when our sense of self worth, reality and identity are tethered too tightly to them,” Tessa shared in a statement, according to Deadline.

She adds, “To embark on this journey, both in front of the lens and behind it, with Nicole Dorsey and this phenomenal team is a dream to me – a most beautiful one.”

Just recently, Tessa gave some insight into the upcoming Thor movie, Love and Thunder.

'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 5 - Guest Judges Revealed!

Ricky Martin is about to heat up the stage on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars!

The 48-year-old “She Bangs” superstar will guest judge during the premiere episode of Season 5 of the All Stars version of the hit drag competition reality TV series, which premieres on June 5 on VH1.

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A new trailer for the upcoming season debuted on Thursday (May 21), and it also revealed several guest judges that’ll appear throughout the season, including: Jane Krakowksi, Bebe Rexha, Madison Beer, Tessa Thompson and Sarah Hyland.

The cast was unveiled earlier in May, and features fan favorites from previous seasons of Drag Race. Find out who will appear and compete for the crown!

Watch the new trailer for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 5…

Christian Bale Will Play The Villain in 'Thor: Love and Thunder', Tessa Thompson Says

Tessa Thompson has spilled the details about Christian Bale‘s role in the upcoming Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.

Speaking with ET, the 36-year-old actress, who plays King Valkyrie in the franchise, confirmed that Christian will be playing a villainous role.

“Christian Bale is going to play our villain, which is going to be fantastic,” Tessa says. “I’ve read the script. I can’t tell you much. Lots of exciting text messages exchanged between Natalie [Portman] and I.”

She added, “We’re going to have fun. Taika [Waititi] is writing [and] directing. Some familiar faces. Some new people coming into the mix.”

Tessa added of her own role in the film, confirming Valkyrie will be King.

“She’s king,” she says. “If she can’t find her queen, she’ll just be king and queen at the same time.”

Thor: Love and Thunder is expected to debut in November 2021.

Aaron Paul & New 'Westworld' Stars Join Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton & More at Season 3 Premiere!

Evan Rachel Wood walks the red carpet alongside new co-star Aaron Paul at the season three premiere of Westworld on Thursday (March 5) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The actors were joined at the event by co-stars Tessa Thompson, Thandie Newton, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Ben Barnes, Luke Hemsworth, Clifton Collins Jr, Katja Herbers, Leonardo Nam, and Tao Okamoto.

More stars who are joining the cast for season three and were at the premiere included Lena Waithe, Vincent Cassel, Kid Cudi, John Gallagher Jr, Michael Ealy, Tommy Flanagan, and football player Marshawn Lynch.

Also in attendance were Aaron‘s wife Lauren Parsekian, Luke‘s wife Samantha Hemsworth, and Thandie‘s husband, director Ol Parker.

The third season of Westworld premieres on HBO on March 15!

FYI: Evan is wearing a Versace dress and Melinda Maria earrings. Thandie is wearing a Burberry gown, Sylva & Cie. earrings, and an Eva Fehren ring. Tessa is wearing a Loewe dress, Mizuki earrings, and rings by Eva Fehren and Ileana Makri. Angela is wearing a Redemption dress and Kallati jewelry. Aaron is wearing a Paul Smith suit and a Todd Snyder sweater vest. Luke is wearing Wolf & Shepherd shoes.

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Tessa Thompson & Sigourney Weaver Attend Bottega Veneta Fashion Show in Milan

Tessa Thompson poses for a photo as she arrives at the Bottega Veneta Fashion Show on Saturday (February 22) in Milan, Italy.

The 36-year-old Westworld actress looked sophisticated in a cream-colored outfit as she attended the fashion show.

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Fellow stars at the fashion show included Sigourney Weaver and Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino.

Walking in the fashion show was Kaia Gerber.

Make sure you check out the season three trailer for Westworld here!

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