Blair Witch's Callie Hernandez stars alongside the likes of Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Noomi Rapace and Danny McBride in Ridley Scott's highly anticipated Alien: Covenant next summer and she recently sat down with SlashFilm to discuss her time on-set. As expected, it was a wild (and thrilling) ride.
During the interview, she recounts the unreal practical sets constructed for Alien: Covenant, similar to the massive hydraulic sets built for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, Alien: Covenant featured similar sets which would move and shake, with the cast on-board.
Describing Alien: Covenant, Hernandez told me how director Ridley Scott employed practical sets to simulate the intensity of the space mission. “The sets are very real,” Hernandez said. “You’re in this built ship and then he’s like [in British accent], ‘Turn on the hydraulics.’ Then you’re like, what is he talking about? Then it’s suddenly shaking and you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s what he means.’ So the sets were pretty unreal.
Unfortunately, she did not reveal anything more regarding her character - whose name remains a mystery. She added however, how terrifying the experience was - building off of McBride's and Fassbender's comments pertaining to the scare factor Alien: Covenant plans to bring back.
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