Chances are you’ve heard about the stunning student performance of Ridley Scott’s Alienthat was put on by New Jersey’s North Bergen High School back in March. The play gained national attention after it was praised for unbelievable set design, costumes, and performances.
Well, apparently Sigourney Weaver, who shot to fame as the “real” Ellen Ripley in the 1979 film, also caught wind of North Bergen High School’s Alien, because yesterday (April 27) she stopped by to visit the cast and watch their encore performance.
Nicholas J. Sacco, the Mayor of North Bergen, posted videos to Twitter showing the encounter. It’s a pretty emotional affair; Weaver greets her high school counterpart with a hug, before telling the crowd: “I’m so excited to be here.”
“I am representing all of the Alien fans, all over the universe, who think what you’re doing is so cool and so important.”