Wichapi was the matriarch of the village in “Kiksuya.” It was a small part, but quite essential to Akecheta’s journey. We spoke to the actress behind the part, Irene Bedard who is also the voice actor of Disney’s Pocahontas! We spoke with Irene about her heritage, her experiences on the show, and of course, what it’s like being Pocahontas.
Zahn McClarnon’s performance as Akecheta in Westworld was one of the highlights of season two. We got the chance to interview him and spoke with him about how he got started in acting (2:38), how he ended up on Westworld (8:06), his Native American culture (13:16), the makeup (32:49), horseback riding (37:26), filming in stunning locations (40:53), his role in “Reunion” and a fun behind-the-scenes story (44:16), the brilliance of “Kiksuya” (51:22), and much more!
Westworld surprised us again with an emotional and intense episode. Craig Carter and Jess Bowers dive deep into “Kiksuya.” After giving their general thoughts on the episode (1:35), they discuss Akecheta’s beginnings (6:50), his quest to find Kohana (17:52), sharing his knowledge with his people (59:10), and a fun theory or two (1:21:20).
This week Westworld took a fascinating turn focusing almost entirely on the Native American tribes present in the park. And it was breathtaking. Craig Carter and Meredith Fowler react to “Kiksuya,” one of the best episodes yet, before discussing their favorite moments (18:18).