It wasn’t long after a New Jersey high school put on their production of ‘Alien‘ (yes, the 1979 Ridley Scott classic), that the internet erupted in praise faster than a chest burster. And now, Ripley herself is showering the kids with praise.
Sigourney Weaver, who played badass-Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, took to social media and applauded the students at North Bergen High School.
“It looked incredible. You put so much heart and soul into it,” Sigourney said in a video posted to the Alien Anthology Instagram page. She added, “The alien, I must say, looked very real to me.”
“Alien: The Play”, was presented by North Bergen High School, and it cast eight students to play the film roles originally by Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Tom Skerritt.
Sigourney goes on to say she is delivering her blessing on behalf of the film’s screenwriter Walter Hill, and the director of ‘Aliens’, James Cameron.
She ends her digital blessing with a tongue-in-cheek warning that the alien might still be alive, and “when opening your locker, do it very slowly”.
Hopefully she’s right, and next year we get to see a cat, a cyborg named Bishop, and flame throwers!