Noomi Rapace and Ridley Scott talk Prometheus

Exclusive: Is Elizabeth Shaw this film’s Ripley figure?



In the new issue of Total Film magazine, we chat we all the key figures on Prometheus to give you the lowdown on the film that shares DNA with Alien.

With no Ripley in this movie, one of the key questions has been whether or not Noomi Rapace’s character, Elizabeth Shaw, will fill that gap. After all, she is a strong, smart, dark-haired heroine.

“Are there parallels to be drawn?” asked Ridley Scott when we quizzed him. “No, the dynamics are entirely different.”

That answers that then. But Rapace was a little more on-the-fence when we asked her.

“I’d say, yes, there are similarities, though I think my character is a bit more feminine, maybe,” said the Swedish actress. Unlike Ripley though, it’s clear from the get-go that Shaw is the movie’s lead.

“My character and Dr Holloway [Dark Blue's Logan Marshall-Green] are the ones who discover something on Earth that gives us the last possible piece to go out on this journey,” she revealed. “So, I’m carrying more on a personal level than [Ripley] did.”

She also added that as events unfold, she’s forced to become “more of a warrior… her fighting spirit wakes up.” So not entirely un-Ripley, then.

opens on 1 June 2012.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 14th 2012, 17:46

      Rooney Mara for the sequel..just for a laugh.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 14th 2012, 17:57 a young Ripley!

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    • anant

      Apr 14th 2012, 18:20


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    • trist808

      Apr 14th 2012, 18:34

      Brilliant idea, @Hadouken76, get yourself to Hollywood, make it happen!!!

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    • FBJRider

      Apr 14th 2012, 19:19

      @Hadouken76, or as a big twist in the world of cinema. Rooney Mara to play Elizabeth Shaw in a Swedish remake.

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 14th 2012, 19:44

      lol 'The girl who kicked the Alien eggs'

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    • trist808

      Apr 14th 2012, 21:08

      The Girl Who Played With The Face-Hugger :)

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    • JamieTSB

      Apr 14th 2012, 23:30

      Will James Cameron follow it up with Prometheuss?

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    • LongDown

      Apr 15th 2012, 0:25

      @JamieTSB : D But: please don't distract James Cameron- we're still hoping he makes Battle Angel Alita ( before he gets too carried away with Avatar 2 & 3!

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 15th 2012, 1:20

      Rooney Mara isn't fit to hold Noomi Rapace's bra.

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Apr 15th 2012, 11:33

      Hahahaha! Eh?

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