Sigour­ney nearly blew role in Alien

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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.”

LIEU­TENANT Colonel ‘Mad’ Jack Churchill was only Bri­tish sol­dier in WWII known to have killed an en­emy sol­dier with

a LONG­BOW.

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