Monday 27 February 2017

Noomi 'not playing Ripley replica'

Noomi Rapace has distanced her new character from Alien's Ripley
Noomi Rapace has distanced her new character from Alien's Ripley

Noomi Rapace has said her character in Ridley Scott's Prometheus has little in common with Alien protagonist Ripley.

The Swedish actress, best known for playing troubled computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films, is to portray scientist Elizabeth Shaw in the forthcoming film, tipped to be a spin-off from Alien.

But Noomi told MTV: "She's a scientist and is very bright, she's a believer - I think there are some similarities, but she's very much her own. I don't think people will compare her so much to Ripley once they see the movie."

The 31-year-old, who is currently filming Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, admitted that Prometheus does have connections to the Alien series. She was the first actress to be cast in the film, and speaks highly of the filmmaker.

"It's a great honour and I'm really excited. I've met him maybe seven or eight times and he's so passionate. He really loves movies," she said.

"He watches movies every night. He's seen everything. We had a long chat on the phone - he's in LA now - about my character. I have many ideas and he has many ideas, and now we're starting to search and try to find her."

Noomi said she will start working on Prometheus later this month.

"I'll be her for six months or something. It's quite a long shoot. It's unbelievable," she added.

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