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Weaver Surprises Drama Students

May 1, 2019

Drama students at a high school in the USA were honoured by Sigourney Weaver herself when they put on an encore performance of 'Alien: The Play'.

Sigourney Weaver

It’s not every day that a high school puts on a stage show and gets honoured by the star of the original Film, but it did happen at North Bergen High School in New Jersey, USA on Friday last week. One can only imagine how the young stars of the stage adaptation of “Alien” felt at the time.

Sigourney Weaver

First of all, Ridley Scott, director of the original 1979 film “Alien,” apparently donated $5,000 (£3,841) to the high school to get them to do an encore performance. Then on top of that, Sigourney Weaver, the original Ellen Ripley in the film and its many sequels, attended said encore performance and even introduced the play to the no doubt elated audience.

Weaver also got to know every actor who hit the stage in this amazing adaptation titled simply “Alien: The Play.”

Sigourney Weaver

Bloody Disgusting reports that besides Sigourney Weaver’s amazing surprise appearance at the encore performance of the play, she also did a skit on the US TV show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” reprising her famous role as Ripley and doing a spoof performance. In the spoof, a number of journalists have left the planet, including Samantha Bee herself, and there is only one hero who can save them all – Ellen Ripley herself. Have a chuckle at the spoof in the video below.

Source: BlastingNews