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Sigourney Weaver on stripper role

Published 12/02/2010 | 16:06

Sigourney Weaver is excited to be playing Gypsy Rose Lee
Sigourney Weaver is excited to be playing Gypsy Rose Lee

Sigourney Weaver has revealed her excitement at playing legendeary stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.

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The 60-year-old actress isn't at all nervous about baring all in new movie Gypsy and Me.

Sigourney told OK! magazine: "She was such a show person and she doesn't take off much - everything is concealed, everything is about wit and it's about the old time strippers, not about how you gyrated around, it's much more about taking care of the audience."

She added: "Gypsy Rose Lee was this brilliant woman. She was actually an intellectual and she wrote the book that Gypsy is based on.

"Her son wrote a book called G-String Mother about his relationship with his mother, because he was her dresser on the road and she was too cheap to hire anyone else. So from the time he was born he was her majordomo. It's a brilliant script and I'm really excited."

Siogourney, who stars in James Cameron's Avatar, added she was looking forward to the Oscars.

She said: "I think everyone assumes that we all talk to each other all the time and in fact, a lot of us don't know each other. There is just a mutual respect and understanding and it feels like it's a very small community and a family."

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