James Marsden questions why Westworld was canceled: Wish it was about more than financial success
Westworld aired for four seasons on HBO
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James Marsden is not holding back his disappointment in the cancellation of hisHBO show Westworldand why he believes the network pulled the plug.
In a new interview given to Rolling Stone, Marsden admitted there was lingering frustration from the way the show ended.
Id be lying to you if I told you that the way we ended Westworld wasnt a disappointment. Im never going to speak without gratitude about any of my experiences, but it would have been nice to be able to complete the story we wanted to finish, he said.
HBO shockingly announced the endof Westworld to fans in November.
James Marsden expressed his disappointment about Westworld being canceled after four seasons.(Robin L Marshall/WireImage)
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I love this Westworld family, Marsden continued. It was one of those unique opportunities to be part of something where I also would be sitting at home ravenously waiting for the next episode as a fan.
Marsden starred as Teddy Flood in seasons one, two and four of the show.
I totally understand its an expensive show and big shows have to have big audiences to merit the expense, I just wish it was about more than financial success, he admitted.
James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood both starred in the now canceled Westworld.(John Johnson/HBO)
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But who knows, maybe theres some world where it can get completed somehow. Maybe thats just wishful thinking, because I know we had plans to finish it the way we wanted to, he added.
James Marsden revisited his role as Prince Edward in the new Disney sequel film, Disenchanted.(Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Besides saying farewell to Westworld, Marsden has also had to close the door on some of his other long-running characters this past year.
There were a lot of goodbyes this year It was bittersweet, he shared.
Marsden also ended his time as Ben Wood onNetflixs Dead to Me.The final season dropped on the streaming service in November of last year. The actor also resumed his role as Prince Edward in the movie Disenchanted, the highly awaited sequel made 15 years after theoriginal Enchanted film.
Caroline Thayer is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Follow Caroline Thayer on Twitter at @carolinejthayer.
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