Sigourney Weaver is remembered by many as Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking sci-fi horror film Alien, and later reprized her iconic role in James Cameron’s Aliens sequels, David Fincher’s Alien 3, Alien 4 : Resurrection” by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. And while it’s always interesting to see how veteran stars turn to their characters years later, Weaver has no interest in returning to the franchise.
The actress received her first Oscar nomination for her work in Cameron’s Aliens, which turned a silent psychological-style horror film into an all-out paratrooper war against xenomorphs. In the end, Ripley was the only one who survived after the alien attack on the ship, and the director liked Weaver very much, which led to their further cooperation.
The actress admits in an interview with Total Film that there was a time when she thought about returning to the role – in particular, the Neil Bloomkamp sequel, which was announced in 2015, was postponed to 2017 and eventually canceled. Now Weaver admits it’s time to say goodbye to the character.
“There are many young actresses who will take on such roles. I really wanted to shoot at the Nile, but this ship left. My work in space is complete. Ridley Scott and others made Ripley a woman, but not a helpless creature. I consider myself very lucky. These were men who created an image with love and respect for strong women, ”says the actress.
Despite “finishing work in space,” the 73-year-old actress continues to star in other franchises. Weaver will continue to appear as Kiri (daughter of Jake Sully and Neytiri) in Avatar 3, and will also reprise her role as Dana Barrett in the sequel to the Ghostbusters franchise.