Noomi Rapace [The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo] recently gave up some details on her character Elizabeth Shaw, a scientist in Ridley Scott's Alien prequel Prometheus while promoting Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes sequel in which the actress plays a Gypsy named Sim. The Swede discussed the journey her character takes in Prometheus, working with Scott & filming in Iceland. Prometheus also stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall & Logan Marshall-Green. The movie hits theaters June 8th 2012. Scripted by Damon Lindelof, Jon Spaihts & Scott. Hit the jump for the details.
Rapace: "It’s kind of crazy. I was doing ADR two weeks ago, in London, and it looks fantastic. I remember when I came into some of the sets, it just blew me away. It took my breath away, with the way they created it. We didn’t have green screen. I think we had it twice. They built everything. It felt like magic. It’s stunning. What’s so fantastic, with Ridley [Scott], is that he’s such an artist and he creates really big, amazing shots, but it’s still brutally beautiful, at the same time. I can’t wait to see it! I feel like my character is the heart in the movie. You follow her, and she changes. In the beginning, she’s a believer. She believes in God and she has a very strong faith. She is a scientist and an archaeologist. She’s on this mission, and she’s full of hope. In the middle of the movie, things happen and she changes into more of a warrior. And in the end, she’s such a survivor. It was really a quite intense and dramatic journey for me to go through, and to do with Ridley and the other actors. But, when we were finished and we wrapped in Iceland, I remember that it was almost like I came back to Earth because I’d been on this spaceship and I’d been out on this weird planet. It’s always quite fascinating, when I look back at things and I realize how deep into it I actually was. It’s almost like I’m occupied by something."
On the secrecy surrounding filming.
Rapace: "Sometimes you just want to go out and tell everybody everything because you’re just so full of happiness. It’s almost like you’re high on it and you just want to tell everybody about your experience, but you’re not allowed to say anything. You need to hold it back and force yourself to be quiet because you can’t share it with anyone. At the same time, I’m quite used to it."