Posted by: sigourneyweaverfan | February 13, 2010

OK! EXCLUSIVE: Sigourney Weaver Not Nervous to Play a Stripper

Sigourney Weaver chatted with OK! at amFar’s annual New York Gala at Cipriani on Wednesday about why she’s looking forward to going to the Oscars and how she’s playing a stripper in her next film! When asked if she’s nervous to do play legendary striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, she told OK!, “No, actually. She was such a show person and she doesn’t take off much.”

Sigourney revealed to OK! that she will be going to the Oscars and is most looking forward to “seeing friends.”

“I think everyone assumes that we all talk to each other all the time and in fact, a lot of us don’t know each other,” the Avatar star explained. “There is just a mutual respect and understanding and it feels like it’s a very small community and a family.”

A family that would support Sigourney through her next role of playing a stripper in the upcoming film Gypsy and Me.

“Gypsy Rose Lee was this brilliant woman,” Sigourney said to OK! “She was actually an intellectual and she wrote the book that Gypsy is based on.”

Sigourney seems to have done her research for her role.

“Her son wrote a book called G-String Mother about his relationship with his mother, because he was her dresser on the road and she was too cheap to hire anyone else,” she explained. “So from the time he was born he was her majordomo. It’s a brilliant script and I’m really excited.”

The studying Sigourney did on the role has made her not at all nervous for the part.

“She was such a show person and she doesn’t take off much,” she told OK!. “Everything is concealed, everything is about wit and it’s about the old time strippers, not about how you gyrated around, it’s much more about taking care of the audience.”

Source: OK! Magazine

Posted by: sigourneyweaverfan | February 11, 2010

Photos: amfaR New York Gala 2010

Last night (Feb. 10) Ms. Weaver attended amfaR New York gala to kick off Fall 2010 Fashion Week. Here’s 17 photos from the event. Sorry, they are low quality, but this is the best I could find 😦

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To see the rest of the pics click here.

Posted by: sigourneyweaverfan | February 11, 2010

‘Crazy on the Outside’ coming to DVD/Blu-ray on April 13

Sigourney’s latest comedy has its DVD/Blu-ray release set for April 13. Bonus features will include a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie as well as a gag reel showcasing all the craziness on set.

Posted by: sigourneyweaverfan | February 9, 2010

Videos: Saturday Night Live Promos

A series of short promos for last month’s episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Sigourney 😀


Posted by: sigourneyweaverfan | February 8, 2010

Bill Murray confirms ‘Ghostbusters 3’ spoiler

A couple of months ago, while promoting ‘Avatar’ at an interview with Channel 4, Sigourney revealed a few relevant details about the plot of the third Ghostbusters movie. Today Bill Murray confirmed the huge spoiler concerning his character’s role, so I took the chance to upload the whole video interview (it’s 6-minute long and quite interesting).

Attention: The spoiler is revealed in the last 30 seconds of the interview.


Posted by: sigourneyweaverfan | February 7, 2010

Weekly Poll: How many times have you seen ‘Avatar’?

It’s Sunday yet again, so it’s time for our weekly poll. ‘Avatar’ is breaking every single record in the box office history (not to mention the 9 nominations at the Academy Awards), and I couldn’t help but wonder how many times Ms. Weaver’s devoted fans have seen this movie 🙂

Posted by: sigourneyweaverfan | February 6, 2010

Videos: Avatar – Once in a Lifetime Film

No news today, so here’s a 13-minute featurette including some very nice interviews with Sigourney, Mr. Cameron and the rest of the cast of ‘Avatar’.
Ms. Weaver talks about how she got to work with James Cameron on ‘Aliens’, piloting the exosuit and her impressions when she first saw her avatar.

Click here to watch the featurette.

Posted by: sigourneyweaverfan | February 4, 2010

James Cameron Brings ‘Avatar’ To Sailors In Arabian Gulf

Director James Cameron and stars of ‘Avatar’ paid a visit to troops currently serving on the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower, an aircraft carrier currently deployed in the Arabian Gulf.

Cameron was accompanied by actors Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Michelle Rodriguez, producer Jon Landau, and James’ brother John, a former Marine who acted as military consultant on the film.

The visit included an autograph-signing and a screening of the Academy-Award nominated and box office record-breaking film for hundreds of sailors.


Posted by: sigourneyweaverfan | February 2, 2010

Sigourney Weaver: People everywhere respond to ‘Avatar’

Sigourney Weaver is in France hanging out with friends, but she’s well aware that her movie Avatar picked up a few Oscar nominations – nine to be exact.

“It’s really exciting. I’ve been traveling a lot and people in all these different countries have been responding to the movie. That’s already so satisfying, but to get aknowledged by the Academy in all these different categories is amazing.”

She hasn’t talked to any of her co-stars yet because of the time difference, but plans to get in touch when she can. “I imagine they’re getting plenty of calls, so I may just e-mail. … But, I will call James Cameron later.”

The sci fi queen has connection to the Oscars beyond her blockbuster movie, however. Her best friend Catherine Leterrier picked up a nomination as well for her costume work on the film Coco Before Chanel. “It’s just fun to be here on the day when my best friend and I got caught up in these Oscar nominations. … We can all be each others’ dates,” she says of hitting the red carpet with her husband, filmmaker Jim Simpson, and Leterrier for the big night on March 7.

The actress has traveled the world promoting the film and recently helped screen the movie for thousands of U.S. sailors and Marines in Bahrain and Djibouti, whom she described as “a very rapt audience” since the story is so much about “a hero who overcomes so many obstacles.”

For her part, she has seen almost all of the ten best picture nominees but admits that she didn’t get the Academy’s decision to expand the field initially. “I didn’t quite understand why one was doing it, but looking at this group of movies, it’s such a diverse group. I think it will alert people to movies they may have missed and that they should see. I say that as a moviegoer myself.”

She still needs to see A Serious Man, and plans to have a repeat viewing of one film, in particular. “Inglorious Basterds is a movie I’d like to see again.” – Arienne Thompson


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