Read on and see what Carmen Ejogo had to say about her horrific experience watching Alien: Covenant…
In this Alien movie there is another shocking chest-bursting scene like in the classic ‘Alien’, 38 years ago with John Hurt. This time the chest-burster is a disgustingly bloody back-burster for the character Ledward.
“It’s a really horrifying thing to witness even as an actress in the room, knowing that you’re working with prosthetics and actors and special effects’, she said. ‘It was still such a visceral moment for all of us that it had me emotional in a way I wasn’t really anticipating. Which was great! Hopefully that was caught on camera. But it was also testament to the work of the special effects unit.”
Carmen plays the ship’s resident biologist Karine Oram and wife of First Mate Christopher Oram (who is played by Billy Crudup). Also starring in the movie are Michael Fassbender as androids David and Walter, Katherine Waterston who plays terrforming expert Daniels, Danny McBride as chief pilot, Demián Bichir as security head Sergeant Lope and James Franco as Covenant captain.
Carmen Ejogo is most recently known for her role as Seraphina Picquery in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, and ‘Alien: Covenant’ sees her reunite with her co-star Katherine Waterston in the movie. Carmen is also set to appear in the Trey Edward Shults’ horror ‘It Comes at Night’ which arrives in June.
‘Alien: Covenant’ is released in US theatres on May 19th 2017.