Rapace Briefly Talks Her “Prometheus” Role

Speaking from the set of the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel, actress Noomi Rapace (“The Girl with Dragon Tattoo”) tells MTV News that you shouldn’t expect her character in Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi epic “Prometheus” to be merely a copy of the Ellen Ripley character from “Alien”.

“I’m jumping into that straight off of A Game of Shadows. My character’s name is Elizabeth Shaw, and I’ll step into her shoes in March and be her for six months or something. it’s quite a long shoot. it’s unbelievable. She’s definitely her own character. She’s a scientist and is very bright. She’s a believer. I think there are some similarities, but she’s very much her own. I don’t think people will compare her so much to Ripley once they see the movie” says Rapace.

Asked about working with Scott, Rapace adds “It’s a great honour and I’m really excited. I’ve met him maybe seven or eight times and he’s so passionate. He really loves movies. He watches movies every night. He’s seen everything. We had a long chat on the phone about my character. I have many ideas and he has many ideas, and now we’re starting to search and try to find her.”