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How actress Thandie Newton is standing up for women

The Solo: A Star Wars Story star plays robot Maeve Millay in HBO sci-fi series “Westworld,” and she is thrilled that so many female directors have worked on the latest series of the program.

She said: “It’s really great this season. We have such good directors. We have eight episodes and five are directed by women. I’ve worked with so many women over the past 12 months.

“This season was such a gift for everybody. I’m so admiring of everyone involved. We have such earnest respect for each other. We’ve grown as people.”

Speaking about the series — which is set in the future at a theme park that recreates the American Old West — Newton insists the writers have all five seasons mapped out, but she doesn’t know what is in store for Maeve.

She said: “It’s a natural evolution from where we were. It just gets richer and richer because the writers have known what they’re going to do for five seasons. I don’t know what happens from episode to episode.”

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