Sigourney Weaver Alien return?

Sigourney Weaver set to reprise Alien role at 60?

She was one of the first female action superstars, and Sigourney Weaver says she’s ready to return for a fifth Alien film  – despite approaching 60.

The all-action heroine shot to fame in 1979 as Lt. Ellen Ripley in cult movie Alien.

Then came sequel Aliens seven years later, Aliens 3 in 1992 – for which Sigourney famously shaved her head – and Alien: Resurrection in 1997.

And, despite the death of her character, Sigourney, 59, admitted she has been talking to director Ridley Scott about reprising her role as a mature woman.

She said: ‘I would definitely do another Alien film if I had a director like Ridley Scott and we had a good idea.

‘Ridley is enthusiastic about it. If it happened, I would be happy.’

She continued: ‘I have this New York attitude to life. I want it now – or yesterday.

‘I am trying to be more mellow with age but it is hard to slow down. I have always liked working hard and being involved in a lot of different projects.’

And two-time Oscar-nominee Sigourney says age really isn’t putting her off stepping into Ridley’s shoes once again.

She insists: It really didn’t bother me being 50 and I don’t think it will at 60 either. I really feel good every time I start a new decade.

‘I think: “There could be another ten years ahead and I wonder what they will bring?” The only thing that does bother me is how quickly time passes; the years are racing by.’

She added: ‘I always think it’s important to keep going, at whatever age you are, at something which interests you.’

What an inspiration – we salute you, Sigourney!

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