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!