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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Billy Crudup Discusses His Big Alien: Covenant Scene

Caution - Minor Spoilers Follow!

Billy Crudup will soon be suiting up as Dr. Henry Allen in Zack Snyder's Justice League, but, before that happens, audiences will see him running for his life in Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant.

Speaking with Heat Vision, the actor touched on his big scene in the film, one which involved his character, Captain Oram, the chilling Android David and a rather iconic egg.

"You've got a character who goes through a crisis of faith and their foundation is shaken and fractured and they don't have the ability to make the best choices with the resources that they have."

"You want a moment of redemption. Ridley offered that in the screenplay and the writers offered that in this moment, where he has to make a conscious decision about what it means for him to be a loving, thoughtful and passionate person in the world if he doesn't have this rigid dogma to hold on to. What is his litmus test? Ultimately it comes down to the protection of the people he loves. The crew that now he is in charge of taking care of. So when someone appears to be a dangerous influence, he finds the courage in himself to address it head on. So that makes it a great moment of redemption and allows me to play right into Michael's hands as David, because David is the little puppet master there. His [Oram's] moment of rising up ends up being his downfall, but you do have this moment where you think, "I'm so glad Oram was able to resurrect his belief in humanity and himself."

He then went on to discuss what it was like to work with a Facehugger.

"You want it to be an actual thing, you want them to have created a facehugger that you get to act with finally. But alas, it is smoke and mirrors, a beautifully crafted piece of rubber that they stick on you and you writhe in agony. Needless to say, approaching the egg was with much realistic trepidation because god damn — I saw the first movie and I know what happens if you go near the eggs, and I think the first take we did, I actually started to approach the egg and I can't do it and I start laughing back up and Ridley is like "God damn it!" That was pretty special."

Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and James Franco, Alien: Covenant is in theatres now.

Will you be seeing it this weekend?

Source: THR Heat Vision

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