Warning: Major Alien: Covenant Spoilers Ahead!
Alien: Covenant has finally arrived in theaters and will introduce audiences to a new crew of characters to be menaced by the titular creatures. Among the cast are actors Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Jussie Smollett, who discussed character deaths and the possibility of returning for future Alien films in an interview with Screen Rant.
Billy Crudup shared his experience filming his character’s death scene and compared it to his usual work.
“Well I have to say, sometimes it can get a little tedious just sitting around talking about your feelings, which is most of the movies I do. So when you get to have something explode out of you, and you get back to the bloody gore of playing around it’s pretty great – a pretty great deal. I was happy as hell, I was like, ‘Yeah, man, pour some more blood in there.’”
Jussie Smollett explained why filming his death scene warranted a phone call from his mother.
“For me it was more about the shower scene and I spent all this damn time not eating and working out and then I see it and I was like, ‘Well s–––, they didn’t even show my stomach.’ Then my mom called me up, because she saw the trailer and she’s like, ‘Jussie is that your bare ass in the trailer?’ Because that scene is in the trailer, but it’s not in the movie; the ass is nowhere in the movie but it’s in the trailer. And I was like, ‘Yeah, mommy, I’m sorry.’ She’s like, ‘Oh I’ve seen your ass a million times, but it’s just they put it in the movie.’ Yeah, so we worked really hard on that scene, I mean I just had to [mimics death and falling] and that’s it.”
Danny McBride discussed the possibility of returning for more Alien films.
“I don’t think the track record is too good for people who get into those sleep pods. Ask Newt. Regardless of what happens, I can’t wait to see where he’s taking it all, I mean he definitely has a plan and I think from Prometheus to this, you can really start to see that road map start to unfold. I mean he definitely has some more twists and turns up his sleeve for where this franchise is going. I think it’ll be exciting to see him complete it.”
You can read the full interview with Crudup, McBride and Smollett here.
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Directed by Ridley Scott, the film stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Noomi Rapace, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Billy Crudup and Amy Seimetz.
Alien: Covenant is now playing in theaters!
Source: Screen Rant