If you’re up to date, you’d have caught the (cyberpunk) Singapore flag flying high in the latest episode of HBO’s Westworld! After a dearth of Singapore in episode 3, (at least) three Singapore-based actors got their chance to shine in episode 4.
Of course, you see Nikki Muller in the shot above, but Bobby Tonelli also made an appearance in the same scene. (Ask me about my Bobby Tonelli anecdote when you see me in person!) Meanwhile, Salif Hardie also had a quick scene in the Atlas Bar scene as a waiter.
HBO Asia previously announced that several Singapore-based talent were involved in this season of Westworld. They include Tuen Wai Meng (“128 Circle”, “Neighbours” <芝麻绿豆>), Salif Hardie (“Lion Mums 3”, “Azam dan Johan”), Nikki Muller (“SeNT”, “FAM”), Cheryl Chitty Tan (“Faculty”, “Derek”) and Bobby Tonelli (“Fighting Spiders”, “Cages”). So I wonder if that means they’ve all made their appearance?
Tuen Wai Meng – who some may know as Duan Weiming – was the scene-stealing uncle in the first episode, when Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) went to Palawan by way of Pulau Ubin. The actor, who you might remember from his SBC days, has a great interview with 8 Days here.
You would have seen Cheryl in the first episode at Stadium MRT, and she’s also shared a wonderful anecdote of her time filming on Instagram.
Several Singapore locations have also featured, including a wonderful walk from Orchard Road directly into Chinatown by Maeve Millay (Thandie Newton). HBO Asia have also confirmed the following filming locations:
- Atlas Bar
- Chinatown (Food Street)
- Esplanade Park
- Helix Bridge
- LASALLE College of the Arts
- Marina One
- Marina Coast Expressway (MCE)
- National Gallery Singapore
- Oasia Hotel Downtown
- Orchard Road
- PARKROYAL on Pickering
- Pulau Ubin
- Robinson Road
- School of the Arts (SOTA)
- Stadium MRT station
Four more episodes of Westworld’s third season remain, and after the amazing reveal in episode 4 (and that wonderful cover of The Weeknd’s Wicked Games), so consider us hooked for what comes next!