Sigourney Weaver Was Skeptical About Joining ‘Alien’

Back in 1979, Sigourney Weaver brought to the big screen the iconic character of Ellen Ripley in the film ‘Alien’. She was lauded for her performance and quickly gained popularity as an actor. Recently, the actress revealed that she was initially skeptical about joining the cast of ‘Alien’ as she felt that the script was “bleak”.

Having graduated from Yale School of Drama, Sigourney was quite disappointed to be part of the sci-fi horror flick. But, she changed her mind once she met director Ridley Scott and saw the concept art for the film. “It wasn't till I met Ridley Scott and saw these amazing drawings by (Alien concept artistes) H R Giger and Carlo Rambaldi of the alien itself that I thought, 'Oh. Well. I've never seen anything like this”, the 67-year-old shared.

She was last seen in ‘The Assignment’ which was released in March. The movie was directed by Walter Hill and also starred Fast and Furious franchise actress Michelle Rodriguez. Sigourney has a few projects lined up which include the three forthcoming instalments in the Avatar franchise.

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Sigourney Weaver Was Skeptical About Joining ‘Alien’