In a recent interview with Totalfilm.com, Charlize Theron has revealed that her role in the Alien sorta-prequel will not be comparable to Sigourney Weaver’s iconic portrayal of Ripley, since the role she will be playing in the movie will not be the heroine.
“…that’s Noomi Rapace,” says Theron. “I play somewhat of a villain in it.”
When asked about the kind of villain she has to play, Charlize says that her character is the typical unbeliever, not a scientist so she plays the role of the red tape that makes everyone’s work that much harder.
“She’s working with the company that’s sponsoring this whole thing and you can feel she definitely has an agenda, which we pick up in the third act. She’s more quiet thunder.”
When asked on whether Prometheus has the obligatory chest-bursting scene, Charlize only has the following to say:
“Maybe! I mean if you’re a Ridley Scott fan and you love the genre, then you’re going to be happy. You’re going to be very, very happy.”