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Alien: Sigourney Weaver Screen Test
Exclusive peak behind the legend

21 October 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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Sigourney Weaver looked like a fully-fledged movie star before she even landed the role in Alien - and we have proof! Her screentest for the part is part of the new, insanely comprehensive Alien Anthology Blu-ray and DVD, and below there's an exclusive peek at it.

In 1978 when Alien was coming together, Weaver's film experience consisted of a single short appearance as Alvy's date in Annie Hall and a small role opposite F. Murray Abraham in a film called Madman. So it's no wonder that she had to audition and screentest for a major role in Ridley Scott's haunted-house-in-space movie; what is surprising is how damn good she was right out of the gate. Y'know, this lady could be going places.

The Alien Anthology is finally out on October 25, although you can see a marathon run of all the movies this Saturday night by entering our competition here.


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L: Drew_231 All this talk of Natalie Portman, or that other wafer thin girl being cast in this new Alien film have been very uninspiring.ave everyone forgotten Winona Ryder in Alien: Resurrection? I really like her but she didn't fit in that film and even she once said the idea of her playing Ripley was laughable because she's so petite. And Natalie Portman is very much like the Winona Ryder of the 2000s. More

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