Noomi Rapace Discusses Prometheus and Whether She'll Be in The Last Voyage of Demeter
03.30.11 by Ryan
Noomi Rapace has been lining up roles since gaining attention for playing Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish adaptation of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its two sequels. After playing the gypsy Sim in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Rapace admitted earlier this month that she's jumping straight from Game of Shadows into director Ridley Scott's Prometheus. The movie began as a prequel to Scott's sci-fi classic Alien until Scott admitted the movie morphed into its own "grand mythology and universe" and became Prometheus.
Rapace briefly spoke about being cast in Prometheus earlier this month, denying that her character of scientist Elizabeth Shaw could be compared to Sigourney Weaver's Ripley from the Alien franchise. In a recent interview with Empire, Rapace revealed more about her character now that she has been shooting the movie for a week.
She’s not that damaged which for me is kind of nice. She has an inner strength that is quite beautiful and a pureness too. She’s very obsessed with finding out something.
While Prometheus is no longer a part of the Alien franchise, Rapace said that the movie will include some of the "psychological horror" of the original Alien.
Yes, kind of. What I like so much about the Alien movies is that they’re out there in space and it’s weird, but [the characters] are very human and very down to earth. That’s what [Ridley] created and that’s who he is, and I think we’ll probably see that again on this one.
Another project that Rapace has reportedly lined up is period vampire movie The Last Voyage of Demeter, a movie that director David Slade recently said he and Rapace wanted to do, but Rapace is not sure her schedule will allow her to take the part.
I do hope [I can do it] but I don't know. I’m occupied until late July or August. For the moment I don’t want to decide what to do next. I think I’d like to do something quite small.