Noomi Rapace Interview on Prometheus

On her character in Promethus, Dr Elizabeth shaw:

She lost her father when she was quite young. He was a missionary and he was Christian. I think if something dramatic happens at an early age, it’s like you have two options. You can lose faith and you can go quite dark and you can start to think that everything is a punishment in a way. The other way, because she was a loved kid and he gave her the gift of belief and faith, then you can hold onto that and believe that there’s a purpose for everything. At the end of the day, it’s all about what I choose to believe and who I am, and what I make out of things instead of seeing myself as a victim.

On how Shaw differs from Ripley from Alien (I predict the boyfriend Holloway will die in the middle of the movie, and that’s the “something happens” she’s talking about):

I think Shaw is more feminine, in a way. She’s a scientist. She’s an archeologist. Ripley was harder from the start: from the beginning she was alone. Shaw starts this journey to get together with Holloway, and she loves him. They’re a team, they’re doing this together. In the middle of the movie, something happens and she becomes harder and more like a warrior. She has to cut off some emotional things to be able to survive.

On working with the casts of Prometheus:

The mix of people Ridley has found for this, I’m so happy and it’s pure joy to work with those people because there are so many amazing actors. Kate Dickie’s incredible. I just saw her in Red Road. Ridley talked about her; I’d never seen her. She’s the medic person on board and it’s a small part in the script, but as soon as we start to work and every scene comes to life, I think this group of people bring it to life together. I don’t really see myself as the lead at all. I think it’s very much what we all create together. Idris Elba is fantastic and so is Michael Fassbender. I’m really lucky. I think every scene, we are together finding the truth about the scene, so it’s very much teamwork. “What’s the best way to do this?” And, “maybe you and me should switch lines.” We all share some kind of vision in where we want to go. Ridley is the perfect leader because he gives everybody something and then when we bring it together. It’s like explosions.

Read the whole interview here:

First Photo from Brian de Palma’s “Passion”

Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, on the verge of kissing.

The movie is a remake of the French thriller “Love Crime”. The synopsis:

An erotic thriller in the tradition of “Dressed To Kill” and “Basic Instinct”, Brian de Palma’s PASSION tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé Isabelle is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing. They’re on the same team, after all… Christine takes pleasure in exercising control over the younger woman, leading her one step at a time ever deeper into a game of seduction and manipulation, dominance and humiliation. But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, war breaks out. On the night of the murder, Isabelle is at the ballet, while Christine receives an invitation to seduction. From whom? Christine loves surprises. Naked she goes to meet the mystery lover waiting in her bedroom…

According to IMDB, Rachel McAdams is playing Christine, and Noomi Rapace is playing Isabelle. Really? McAdams playing Rapace’s mentor? Yeah, I don’t really buy that, she’s too light-weight for that. In the original French thriller, Kristin Scott-Thomas plays the mentor and Ludivine Sagnier is the protegee, which makes more sense.


New Character Stills From Prometheus

Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw, an archaeologist.

Charlize Theron as Meredith Vickers, an employee of Weyland Corporation. From the description of the movie, it seems like Noomi Rapace’s archaeologist is a more important character than Theron’s possibly evil corporate tool, but I notice that a lot of the marketing of the movie is focused on Theron. Makes sense, I guess, since Theron is probably the bigger star in Hollywood, but a little disappointing nonetheless.

Michael Fassbender as David, an android. What IS that red heart-looking thingy??

Idris Elba as Janek, the ship captain. He’s always in normal clothes instead of the space-wardrobe in all the pictures I’ve seen. I guess the captain has to stay on the ship, instead of going out exploring. Hopefully that means he wouldn’t be among the first to die, heh.

Logan Marshall Green as Holloway, a scientist. I think this is the guy holding hands with Noomi Rapace after finding the drawing in the cave in the trailer. Possible love interest to the heroine, but doesn’t seem to be the main male character himself – my money is on this guy to be the first to die.

More pictures here: