What's your personal relationship with tech? Have you always been into robots?
Wright: Yeah, I loved Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots when I was a kid. And Pong! Two dashes and a dot careening across a 19-inch black-and-white TV. I've always been intrigued by technology as much as the average person.
Are you a sci-fi fan?
Wright: I wouldn't say I'm a massive sci-fi head, although I was a big fan of Isaac Asimov as a kid. My career began to touch on sci-fi through The Hunger Games, and that was a different experience. It was a franchise that had already been developed, and this wonderful ride had begun absent me. With this, the idea of being at the beginning of the journey and taking that risk of helping to craft something that was asking audiences to suspend disbelief in such an intense way was compelling for me. The idea of working on a sci-fi piece in this way was new territory for me to explore. I look for things that keep me awake as an actor, and I've certainly found it in this.
I know from your Twitter feed you're interested in politics, and you were at the last debate in Las Vegas. How do you think Donald Trump would do in Westworld?
Wright: He would be the first one placed into cold storage. Although we would probably, for the sake of our eyes and our sensibility, wrap him up in duct tape rather than have to usher him down there in the nude.