Westworld Season 1 told the story of a theme park set in the future where things began to slowly unravel, as the android "Hosts" gained self-awareness and rebelled. While fans learned by the finale that this was a long-term project set off by Robert Ford himself, in the premiere episode, events seemed to be triggered when Peter Abernathy discovers a photo of a woman standing in a city, out in the real world. That woman, it turned out, was Juliet. Who is Juliet? And how did her picture wind up in the Westworld park? Is there a chance the actress will turn up for Season 2?
The truth is, no, this was not someone the show was planning on casting. How do we know? Because this was a photo from the props department.
Here's a little insider info on how your TV sausage gets made. Photos fall under the prop category. They're very important in the world of film, because they act as both backstory and worldbuilding, showing a place a character has been in their past, a snapshot of another part of the world we're not seeing currently on screen.
In order to achieve believable photos for a prop, there are three ways to go about it:
Photoshop: Where the actor is photographed in character and then green-screened onto a suitable background
Photograph loans: Where the actor's own photos are borrowed by the production and used as the character's photos.
Purchase: The props person goes through a website that sells professional photos and buys one.
In this case, the photograph of Juliet was in the third category. That picture is from Getty Images.
How was this determined? Did psycho fans spend hours searching Getty's website? Don't be silly. They recognized the model in the photo.