While doing the press rounds for her recent movie Abduction Sigourney Weaver offered her opinion on Ridley Scott's foray back into Alien tertiary with his epic 'prequelesque'© Prometheus. Of course the extremely talented actress who starred in the 1979 original Alien has previously supported Scott's return to the franchise but here she comments a little on the storyline & the original. Hit the jump to check it out what she told hollywoodoutbreak.
Sigourney Weaver: "I actually talked to Ridley about this very idea, and I’m delighted he’s doing it, I feel it’s in good hands. It’s a wonderful franchise and if they can invigorate the creature, it could have another life."
On the original Movie also having a strong female hero.
Sigourney Weaver: "I do think that Alien was ahead of its time, It makes me laugh because it’s not like…our producers were lovely men, and Ridley Scott too. But they weren’t being feminists. They thought the last person that anyone would think would survive is this girl. So it was really done for the story, not for any political, feminist reason."
Sigourney Weaver:" Prometheus, I have not read that script, but what's really interesting to me is that in Alien when you first find the alien in the original you encounter what we called the Space Jockey, this strange creature with the elephant face, the eggs were in its ship, so where did eggs come from? So its like kind of following that storyline with i hope another great ensemble."
Prometheus hits theaters in 3D on June 8th 2012 & stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Ben Foster & Patrick Wilson.