Sigourney Weaver Interview: My New York Year, Fandom, And Avatar 2

My New York Year – Sigourney Weaver

by Ben Travis |
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Sigourney Weaver is an out-and-out icon. From her recurring role as Ripley in Alien and its sequels, to Ghostbusters, to Galaxy Quest and Avatar, she’s had a career spanning multiple decades and multiple fan-favourite roles – and now she’s back in My New York Year, a literary tale in which she plays the agent of legendarily reclusive author JD Salinger. (In the US, the film is called My Salinger Year, tying it more directly to the Catcher In The Rye writer.)

That proved the perfect excuse for Weaver to stop by the Empire Podcast for a virtual pod-interview, talking about her experiences of shooting My New York Year (not actually in New York), her memories of visiting Greenwich and staying in London while shooting Alien, her feelings on fandom and the legacy of Ripley, and plenty more. Oh, and she spoke a little about her time shooting the upcoming Avatar sequels with James Cameron – and teased that she has a whole new character this time around. Listen to the full interview here.

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