Charlize Theron Explains Her Prometheus Character

With the first trailer now online, anticipation for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is only going to grow in the months to come. Today, Total Film caught up with one of the film’s leads, Charlize Theron, to discuss her role in the sci-fi thriller.

“I play somewhat of a villain in it,” she says. “…She’s not a believer. She’s not a scientist. She is the red tape that everyone has to go through… She’s working with the company that’s sponsoring this whole thing and you can feel she definitely has an agenda, which we pick up in the third act. She’s more quiet thunder.”

Also starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green and Patrick Wilson, Prometheus hits theaters on June 8th.

The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.

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