Yet another interview with Alien: Covenant's lead Katherine Waterston has made its way online. During the interview which took place at 20th Century Fox's 2017 Film Showcase event earlier this fall, Waterston discussed her character Daniels and the obvious parallels to Ellen Ripley - the primary heroine from the original Alien saga, portrayed by the great Sigourney Weaver.
After viewing the first trailer and a short clip from the film, Waterston took to the stage, feeling a little nauseated after witnessing Alien mayhem in action for the first time.
“Oh, God. I feel like I’m gonna throw up,” Waterston joked after appearing on-stage following the clips. Waterston admitted that this was the first footage from the film that she had seen, joking that watching the clips was, “nauseating on two levels”. Waterston explained, “I can’t really handle scary movies,” adding, “it’s also just overwhelming just to see it.” The ‘it’ Waterston is referring to a particularly thrilling scene that will most likely appear in the trailer when it’s released. When asked if Waterston knew that she had signed on to a thriller she joked, “I didn’t get the memo.”
When addressing questions about her connection to the character Ripley, Daniels replied by saying the parallels between the two were never intentional - they just happened to turn out that way:
“We never really talked about it, I mean, I — obviously I love her, and I love what she did,” Waterson explained, adding that there were “obvious parallels” to be found between the two characters. Waterston made sure to add, “But we never — we never talked about that.”
Earlier on in Alien: Covenant's production, rumors began flying around that Daniels would have a more definite connection to the Ellen Ripley character - implying she may be her mother. However, that rumor has since been put to rest.
Fans will get their first look at Waterston as Daniels in the first trailer for Alien: Covenant which is set to debut this week!
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The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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