Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Weaver wants more Alien adventures

Sigourney Weaver says she could see one more outing for Alien's Ripley

Sigourney Weaver reckons there is one more story to be eked out of the Alien saga.

But the Hollywood star, who is still recognised for her action woman role as Ripley in Ridley Scott's films, claims she is too old to reprise the role.

"I would have liked to do one last story where we go back to the planet, where Ripley's history is resolved. But I do feel like her story is unfinished," the 61-year-old told Moviefone.

"I doubt it just because the way the industry is... Once you're 60, you're not going to be starring in an action movie. I think it's too bad that that's the case. I could definitely kick that alien's a** again. [Ripley]'s a smart hero, it's the way she thinks."

Far from hanging up her action hat, Sigourney next stars in action thriller Abduction alongside Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner and Jason Isaacs - and revealed she isn't too worried about never revisiting the Alien territory again.

"I love the way the story has evolved, that every few years there's another voyage into that universe with another wonderful young director. And certainly I'm blessed with lots of different wonderful jobs, so I'm not sitting at home ruminating about all of that," she continued.

"If I was really caught up in it, I would find a logical story and try to get them behind it, but she may just be left circling earth."

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