Rapace Talks Her “Prometheus” Character

Noomi Rapace recently spoke with Norwegian newspaper Aften Posten (via Latino Review) about her role in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” at 20th Century Fox and in the process revealed quite a bit about the still highly mysterious sci-fi epic:

“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.”

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

The actress also revealed that Sigourney Weaver’s performance in the original “Alien” inspired her character to some extent – “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 & Louise, Ridley has created a lot of hope and dreams.”