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Other than a few production photos and vague premise, few people know what the hell Ridley Scott is doing with his latest project Prometheus.This quasi alien prequel has been under tight scrutiny ever since it was first announced.

Well, cast member Noomi Rapace has spoken up…about her character.

The star known for her role in the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and subsequent films The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest talked about her role in the Ridley Scott prequel.

“I play Elizabeth Shaw, researcher and archaeologist. She’s British but was raised in Africa because her father was a missionary. From him she learned to believe in God, and she has a strong inner self.

She is the most complete person I have ever played. She has an inner light. She’s very stubborn and determined.

She lost her parents when she was a child, so she’s been alone from a young age. But she’s very intelligent. I know that when one has to survive alone from an early age, one becomes strong.

But also fragile, because the hurt child within her hasn’t been able to evolve in a natural way. You get easily hurt emotionally. She’s full of hope, a dreamer, a little naive.

Halfway through the movie a lot of things happen and she turns into a fighter. Another part of her comes to life.”

Intelligent, strong and she becomes a kick ass fighter halfway through the movie.

Sounds like a connection to Alien‘s own Ripley, doesn’t it? Just what could this magical connection be, Noomi said:

“There is a relationship there. I saw Alien as a teenager and was blown away. Can it really be like that? She was the first female star. With Alien and Thelma and Louise, Ridley has created a lot of hope and dreams.”

Even with this bit of detail on her character, Noomi doesn’t give anyway anything about Prometheus or it’s plot. Bah! The mystique is killing us!

Via: The Mary Sue

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