We had a long talk about what he had not been doing and what he had been doing and how he really wanted me to do this characterWeaver, Cameron reunite for 'Avatar' Apr 14, 2008
I think at the time when Anne Nelson wrote the play ('The Guys' was based on,) we sort of tried to get it out to the people right awayInterview of the week: Sigourney Weaver Apr 24, 2003
I think it's a daunting idea to do something about Sept. 11 that doesn't do it in some cheesy way. I think people are still in shock. I think that we felt comfortable making this film because it was based on true experience. We had had so much support from the fire department, police department, so many people who had been involvedInterview of the week: Sigourney Weaver Apr 24, 2003
She has her own curse on her family where she has to find this wretched treasure that might be nothing, and she has sort of devoted her life to that and hasn't had (a childhood) either and it's turned her into this sort of a desert creature -- very hard and very soft at the same time. So, to me, it was a very interesting arc. At the end, I think she's quite childlikeEntertainment Today: Showbiz News Mar 20, 2003
I think it's a daunting idea to do something about Sept. 11 that doesn't do it in some cheesy way. I think people are still in shock. I think that we felt comfortable making this film because it was based on true experience. We had had so much support from the fire dept, police dept, so many people who had been involvedEntertainment Today: Showbiz News Mar 18, 2003
Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver; October 8, 1949) is an American actress best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series, a role for which she has received worldwide recognition. She is also known for her roles in the Ghostbusters films, Gorillas in the Mist, The Ice Storm, Working Girl, Holes, and Avatar.
Weaver is also a three-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in Aliens (1986), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), and Working Girl (1988) winning Golden Globe Awards in the latter two films. She has been called 'The Sci-Fi Queen' by many on account of her many science fiction and fantasy films.
Weaver was born in Manhattan, New York City, the daughter of Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins; 1913–2007), an English actress, and the NBC television executive and television pioneer Sylvester "Pat" Laflin Weaver (1908–2002). Her uncle, Doodles Weaver, was a comedian and actor. She began using the name "Sigourney Weaver" in 1963 after a minor character (Sigourney Howard) in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby.