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Thursday June 14, 2012 12:14 am

Ridley Scott: Casting is Key

Ridley Scott and Noomi Rapace

Ridley Scott claims the key to a successful movie is all in the casting. The Prometheus director is careful to surround himself with a great cast on all the films he makes, and from there tries to ensure the experience is as "fun" as possible.

"I think every director has his own method, and mine is all in the casting, the actors usually trust me. I like to have a team and I make it, honestly, as much fun as possible," he said.

Noomi Rapace - who stars in Prometheus alongside Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron - backed him up, saying she never felt like she was out on her own while working on the film: "The amazing thing about working with Ridley is, I never felt alone. We were doing some quite disturbed things some days, it was tough. But it always felt like we were doing something together."

Ridley has slightly played down the links between Prometheus and his earlier film Alien - which it started out as a prequel to - but thinks they both address huge issues about man's evolution. "It brings up questions about evolution, are we biology or are we creations of some entity? I believe, for us to be sitting here, having evolved from carbon, an atom. It had to have had help. I definitely believe that."



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