Sigourney Weaver to play stripper

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2010
Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver to play stripper

'Avatar' actress Sigourney Weaver insists her advancing age has never affected the amount of movie roles she has been offered and the 60-year-old star is set to play a stripper in her next film

Sigourney Weaver is to play a stripper in her next film.

The 'Avatar' star has revealed she is set to sign up for a top secret new project in which she will portray an exotic dancer dealing with getting older.

Sigourney, 60, said: "There's a project which sees me as an ageing stripper. But I can't say a lot about that one. It's going to be a surprise! I'm also playing the leading role in a film by Nicholas Roeg."

The actress - famous for her action-packed roles, including playing Ellen Ripley in the 'Alien' movies - is keen to take on the part because she feels more attractive now than ever before.

She added in an interview with Tele 5: "I feel sexier than ever. I used to be really insecure. I hope I'll live up to a 100 years. I never wanted to be like James Dean - die young and be famous afterwards."

Unlike many of her contemporaries, Sigourney has never felt her advancing years have had a negative effect on the work she is offered.

She said: "I don't try to look young at all costs. Why should you cast a 55 year old looking like a 35 year old, when you can cast a 35 year old to begin with? If you look like 55 and feel comfortable with it, you will get casted. My roles have become more interesting with time."

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