Noomi Rapace has been doing the press rounds for her latest effort Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The Swedish actress has been understandably tight lipped about her role of Elizabeth Shaw in Ridley Scott's Prometheus, but while chatting to Swedish Public Broadcaster the actress had some pretty interesting things to say. On another note Sigourney Weaver has recently revealed she turned down the idea of making a fifth Alien film due to the fact that she believed the idea of returning to earth was "boring". Hit the jump to check that out. Prometheus also stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, 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.
The original interview with Noomi Rapace is in Swedish, lucky for us Chris over at the excellent AlienPrequelNews has transcribed the interview.
SVT: How was it to play in Prometheus?Noomi: It was fantastic! Ridley [Scott] is a man who I have enormous respect for. The first time I met him he'd seen 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' three times already, and we started talking for about an hour. And he decided after that meeting that he wanted me to play the lead part in his first sci-fi movie since 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner'. He's very determined but very humble at the same time, so it was fantastic working with him. It felt like we worked closely together, and in a way without having to use words. Several times he'd come to me and say 'Noomi why don't you...', and I'd reply 'Yeah. I know...' and he'd say 'Ok! Good!', and we'd run through it and there'd be a thumbs-up in the end. So it felt like we ended up on the same track, in a way. I forgot about the world around me. I forgot this was a major Hollywood production and that I was the main character and had to carry this whole movie, and that was his wonderful way of working; he wrapped me in.SVT: You mentioned 'Alien'... Your part reminds of Sigourney Weaver, are you her successor?Noomi: I don't know, but there's a thread between the two of them. For devoted 'Alien' fans, even if it's not a direct prequel, there's still a connection between the two movies.My part reminds of Ripley in many ways, but is a bit more feminine and a bit softer.SVT: How was it to live in that kind of a universe for such a long time?Noomi: A fantastic thing about being an actress is that you get to climb into a world where everything is possible. Where there are no limits, there there is no stop. And in that universe, all my vanity and my ego and all the things that make life... boring [laughs], you have to let it go. And when it all falls into the right place with the other actors it kind of feels like you're flying. It's undescribable.If I get to live long and be an actress until the day that I die, then that will be the best life that I can imagine.
Sigourney Weaver, best known for her portrayal as Ellen Ripley in Alien recently sat down with the UK Press association & The Playlist discussed amongst other things Charlize Theron as a possible contemporary version of Ripley.
"I'm sure they're not trying to create a blonde Ripley or anything. She's a wonderful actress, she'll want to do her own thing with it and not be in the shadow of the other one,"The actress also admitted that Joss Whedon [Alien Resurrection] had a script written for another instalment, but she felt it lacked the challenge of the other films."I wasn't really interested in doing another Alien because Fox wanted us to come to Earth which I just thought was so boring," she explained."I was like, oh my God, we'll be running through a mall and the Alien will be in Bloomingdale's or something."Her thoughts on Prometheus."Ridley and I talked about the idea of Prometheus and I always thought that was the only story to tell... So I think it's great that Ridley is doing it. I will be as excited as anyone to see how he recreates this creature, re-energises the Alien. I'm very proud of our four movies and I wish him all the best with it," she added.