As ‘Prometheus’ production continues to move towards its conclusion, its actors and writers continue to tease fans with cryptic clues about the characters and plot.
Charlize Theron has posted this tidbit about her character “Meredith Vickers” on her facebook page: “Vickers is such a different character for this story. She’s not a believer. She’s not a scientist. She comes with this very frigid, cold, economic mind, and yet there’s something about her that’s questioning and doubting.”
The cast and crew of the film should get an award for being able to use so many words about a film and its characters without actually telling us anything. In a recent interview at Comic-Con with Collider Theron had this to say about “Vickers”:
“She’s the suit that runs the company that has nickeled and dimed this whole thing together, to fund this mission…She starts out one thing and ends up another thing. It’s a pretty nice surprise, toward the third act, so I don’t want to ruin that for you, but she really does start out very one-dimensional.
The great thing about Ridley is that he shoots everything so layered that you always wonder. There were many days that I showed up and he would do this tiny little thing like throw me in the corner, just lurking. And then, all of a sudden, that became a character trait. I would always be in the corner, lurking over everybody, and not saying anything, but just watching. Then, you realize that it really adds to this enigma of this character and what her agenda really is.”
So, does this mean that “Vickers” will be a female version of Paul Reisers’ “Carter Burke” from ‘Aliens’? Or maybe the cold and calculating part is more “Bishop”. Does she turn out to be an android without knowing it like director Scott’s “Deckard” in ‘Blade Runner’? Or maybe she turns out to be the “patient zero” incubator for the very first Alien outbreak.
Directed by Ridley Scott (‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’),’Prometheus’ stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green. The movie is scheduled to open June 8, 2012.