Noomi Rapace talks Prometheus

"It felt like magic"

Last week saw the arrival of the first hi-res images from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus , and this week, Noomi Rapace has been lifting the lid on what it was like to be a part of Ridley’s return to space.

“It’s kind of crazy,” she said in a recent interview with Collider . “I was doing ADR two weeks ago, in London, and it looks fantastic. I remember when I came into some of the sets, it just blew me away. It took my breath away, with the way they created it.

“We didn’t have green screen,” she continues. “I think we had it twice. They built everything. It felt like magic. It’s stunning. What’s so fantastic with Ridley is that he’s such an artist and he creates really big, amazing shots, but it’s still brutally beautiful at the same time. I can’t wait to see it!”

So what can we expect from Rapace’s character? “I feel like my character is the heart in the movie,” explains the star. “You follow her, and she changes. In the beginning, she’s a believer. She believes in God and she has a very strong faith. She is a scientist and an archaeologist. She’s on this mission, and she’s full of hope. In the middle of the movie, things happen and she changes into more of a warrior. And in the end, she’s such a survivor.”

And according to the actress, readjusting to real life after spending so long in Scott’s fantasy land has been something of a challenge.

“It was really a quite intense and dramatic journey for me to go through,” she says. “When we were finished and we wrapped in Iceland, I remember that it was almost like I came back to Earth because I’d been on this spaceship and I’d been out on this weird planet. It’s always quite fascinating, when I look back at things and I realize how deep into it I actually was. It’s almost like I’m occupied by something.”

You can see just what exactly was occupying Noomi when Prometheus arrives in UK cinemas on 1 June 2012.

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