Charlize Theron recently spoke to TotalFilm about her role in ‘Prometheus,’ Ridley Scott’s prequel to his 1979 classic sci-fi film, ‘Alien.’ When asked whether her role in the film would be comparable to Sigourney Weaver’s iconic Ripley, Theron replied: “No, I actually don’t play the heroine in it; that’s Noomi Rapace. I play somewhat of a villain in it. She’s not 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.”

Alongside Theron, ‘Prometheus’ also stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall and Logan Marshall-Green. Look out for the film in cinemas June 8th, 2012. The synopsis for ‘Prometheus’ is as follows: “Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.”