Sigourney Weaver Surprises Cast of High School Adaptation of 'Alien'

Playing Sigourney Weaver Surprises Teens at New Jersey High School

She sure is their lucky star.

The cast and crew of a high school adaptation of "Alien" were shocked when Sigourney Weaver surprised them at a show.

The actor, who played Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" series, paid a visit to North Bergen High School in New Jersey to see an encore performance of "Alien: The Play," which has received widespread praise.

In a behind-the-scenes video shared by New Jersey state Sen. Nicholas J. Sacco, the students start screaming as they recognize the actor walking toward them. "Oh my god!" they shout.

"I'm so excited to be here," Weaver tells them. "I'm representing all the 'Alien' fans from all over the universe. I think what you’re doing is so cool and so important."

The set, props and the alien itself were all made from recycled material.

Ridley Scott, who directed "Alien," had also praised the students for the show and donated $5,000 to the school, which does not have a theater department.

"My hat comes off to all of you for your creativity, imagination, and determination to produce such an ambitious show," Scott wrote in a letter to the students. "Limitations often produce the best results because imagination and determination can surpass any shortfalls and determine the way forward — ALWAYS."

His letter was shared by the school's English teacher and play director.

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts awarded each student in the cast and crew with a $1,000 scholarship to its program.

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