Charlize Theron talks Prometheus

Exclusive: “You’re going to be happy”

Total Film recently sat down with the delightful Charlize Theron to chat about her award-baiting turn in Jason Reitman’s Young Adult, and talk turned to her role in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.

When we asked if her role in the Alien sorta-prequel would be comparable to Sigourney Weaver’s iconic Ripley, she replied, “No, I actually don’t play the heroine in it; that’s Noomi Rapace. I play somewhat of a villain in it.”

When we pressed her on the type of villain she’d be playing, she told us, “She’s not believer, she’s not a scientist, she is the red tape that everyone has to go through.

“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.”

On whether there’ll be anything in Prometheus to compare to the original’s chest-bursting scene, she cryptically said, “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.”

Young Adult opens on 10 February 2012, with Prometheus following on 1 June.

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Are you excited about Theron’s upcoming slate? Let us know!


    • JamieTSB

      Dec 23rd 2011, 11:10

      I think this is exciting me more than DKR or The Hobbit, it seems to have been drip fed instead of loads of 'amazing' blurred photos of behind the scenes 'magic' that destroys the willing suspension of disbelief.

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    • Indianabones

      Dec 23rd 2011, 12:16

      Agreed! I can't wait for this! I have been ignoring anything Batman related so quite excited about that, but nothing compared to this! I'm getting a bit over excited........

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    • SixStepSamurai

      Dec 23rd 2011, 13:23

      I'm guessing her character is similar to Burke in Aliens, who works with a higher authority and has a secret agender.

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    • SixStepSamurai

      Dec 23rd 2011, 13:26

      Sorry, 'agendA', don't want to be caught by the grammer police!

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    • Trickycustomer

      Dec 23rd 2011, 13:51

      it will be interesting to see which characters show their dark sides as the story progresses. In all the alien films someone has a hidden agenda, so money's on the company suit or the android. But then again they could be saviors at the end of the day, Hmmmmm

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 23rd 2011, 19:15

      So basically a female version of Risner from Aliens.

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    • MikeyRix

      Dec 26th 2011, 18:27

      So excited :DD

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