Sigourney nearly blew role in Alien
ACTRESS Sigourney Weaver says she almost scuppered her break-out role in Alien – because she couldn’t be arsed to turn up to the audition!
Ridley Scott’s space horror turns 35 this week, but Sigourney ( above), 64, says she needed convincing to accept the role that made her household name, because she thought it’d be SHIT!
She’s now revealed: “I remember my first meeting with Ridley. I was a terrible snob. I didn’t want to do movies. I only wanted to do theatre.
“I almost didn’t go to the audition. I had read the script and I thought, ‘It’s just Ten Little Indians and this monster’.
“Ridley said, ‘Well, what did you think?’ I said I thought it was OK. It was a pretty bleak story, and there were some things that I thought were really hard to believe.
“I could tell that the casting person in the corner, she just wanted me to be quiet because I was being critical, but for Ridley, he’s such a straight-shooter that I think he liked that right away.”
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