Prometheus still of Noomi Rapace courtesy 20th Century Fox
The chilling TED viral video starring Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland burned up the internet revealing the connection between Alien and Prometheus. The video was not just brilliant viral marketing, you’ll see it on the big screen.
“You’ve seen everything you’re going to see out of [the TED Talk], but there were some sections of the speech that were trimmed out, just for economics,” Pearce told MTV News about shooting the viral video. “But there are other viral videos that are going to come out that involve the other characters from the film, with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. Mine was just the entrée to bigger and better things.”
Pearce talked about feeling the pressure while playing the character that connects the films.
“To a certain extent I’m feeling it more and more now! Every time I do an interview, and someone goes, ‘Sooo… Peter Weyland!’ And I go, ‘Oh god!’” he laughed. “Yeah, there’s a bit of pressure. But look, you’re standing there in front of Ridley, and you’re offering up whatever you can offer up. If it’s not right, Ridley would say. So I just have to trust Mr. Scott there.”
For the entire interview here’s the MTV News link.