When it was announced that Sigourney Weaver came back to Pandora for James Cameronlong awaited Avatar next part The path of water, fans had questions. Specifically, how the hell did she come back, since her character – Dr. Grace Augustine, leader of the RDA’s Avatar Program – died in the course of the first film? Are we talking flashback? Or a secret twin sister? The answer was something completely unexpected. As revealed in Empireupcoming world monopoly Avatar: The Road of Water problem, Weaver is playing a whole new character in this movie – and there are things about her that you really need to know. Firstly, she is Na’vi. Second, her name is Kiri. And third, and most surprising, she’s Jake and Neytiri’s adopted teenage daughter. Here’s her on our newly announced subscriber cover.
We’ll give you a sentence just to get it back: Sigourney Weaver plays a blue alien teen in Avatar: The Road of Water. As for the actor who also worked with Cameron years ago about Alien, it’s an opportunity to take her inner child out. “I think we all remember a lot of what we felt as teenagers,” she said. Empire. “I’m sure. I was 5 ’10” or 5′ 11″ when I was 11 years old. I really felt that Kiri would feel awkward a lot of the time. She was looking for who she was. I was so excited. emotional to be given that challenge by Jim.”
Cameron was aware of a leap forward for the legendary actor. “As an acting challenge, it was huge,” he said. “We will have a 60-year-old actor play a character [decades younger than] her actual biological age. Sig thinks it’s all kind of fun. “Embracing that mindset meant Weaver teamed up with a group of teenage girls to channel their youthful energy – and the results were remarkable. Cameron recalls: “Sigourney just got younger. “She looks younger, she has more energy, and she never completely stepped away from Kiri during our shoot. She has a radiant face, lightness in her steps and a cheerful demeanor.”
While the reveal about Weaver’s role raises all sorts of other questions about what The path of water In store, one thing stands out the most: does this mean that her mother, Neytiri, will inherit Ripley’s most famous line? We’ll have a couple of months to wait and find out what “Stay away from her, you bastard!” translated into Na’vi.
Empire‘S Avatar: The Road of Water issue in newsstands on Thursday, July 7, with great access to the film and its cast and crew – head to Cameron’s Lightstorm headquarters and speak to the director himself, also as producer Jon Landau, stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, and more. Plus, it’s stacked with never-before-seen images, opening up the world of Pandora like never before.
Pre-order a copy online here – and stay tuned to Empireonline.com for more great exclusives. Avatar: The Road of Water to UK cinemas from December 16.