Charlize Theron Offers Revealing Details About Her Character in Prometheus
12.26.11 by BJSprecher
After hearing for months on end that acclaimed director Ridley Scott's new sci-fi movie, Prometheus — which was originally written by Jon Spaihts to be a prequel to Alien — is not an Alien movie and will "absolutely not" have the iconic black xenomorphs, we finally got our first look at the movie when the trailer debuted last week and... it looked an awful lot like Alien. Now, Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron (Monster) has revealed new details about her character in the movie that could point to a direct connection to Alien.
In a recent interview with AceShowbiz, Theron said that her character, Meredith Vickers, is "somewhat of a villain" and the "red tape that everyone has to go through" during their space mission.
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.
As most Alien fans know, the interests of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation frequently take precedent over human lives. In Alien, the android Ash (Sir Ian Holm) was ordered to return the Alien to the corporation, even at the expense of the crew of the Nostromo. And, in the James Cameron-directed sequel, Aliens, Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) attempts to impregnate Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and "Newt" (Carrie Henn) with Alien embryos so that he can safely smuggle them back to Weyland-Yutani. Though Theron did not specify the name of the company, we're guessing that it's good ol' Weyland-Yutani once again, which could mean that the Nostromo's run-in with the Alien in the first movie was part of some master plan orchestrated by the corporation all along.
The final script for Prometheus was written by Damon Lindelof (Cowboys and Aliens) from Spaihts' original. The cast includes Michael Fassbender as David, Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw, Idris Elba as Captain Janek, Guy Pearce as Stannison and Rafe Spall as Milburn, with Logan Marshall-Green and Patrick Wilson in as-yet-unspecified roles.