Sigourney Weaver visited a high school that turned 'Alien' into an elaborate play, and the students had priceless reactions

Twentieth Century FoxSigourney Weaver in ‘Alien.’
  • North Bergen High School, located in New Jersey, went viral after putting on an impressive production of the 1979 Ridley Scott movie “Alien.”
  • The film’s star, Sigourney Weaver (who played Ripley) surprised the students at a recent encore performance.
  • In videos shared by attendees, the actress personally thanked the cast for their work backstage and raved about the play while speaking on stage.
  • The students clapped and cheered when Weaver went up to them and said, “I am representing all the ‘Alien’ fans, all over the universe who think what you’re doing is so cool and so important.”
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After New Jersey’s North Bergen High School went viral for their elaborate production of Ridley Scott’s “Alien,” the 1979 film’s star Sigourney Weaver surprised the students with a visit at their encore performance.

“I’m so excited to be here,” Weaver said once she approached the actors in the play, who cheered and clapped when they met her. “I am representing all the ‘Alien’ fans, all over the universe who think what you’re doing is so cool and so important.”

You can see the heartwarming interaction in the video below, which was posted by Nicholas J. Sacco, the Mayor of North Bergen, NJ.

In an additional video posted by the official “Alien” Twitter account, the Weaver hugged a student who referred to her as their “childhood hero.”

Read more: A high school in New Jersey turned ‘Alien’ into an elaborate play, and people are in awe

Weaver also spoke to the audience after the play and raved about how much she enjoyed the performance, as seen in a video shared by Jeremy Schneider.

When the production made its debut in March 2019, images and video from the show caught the attention of people online, including Weaver.

“It looked incredible,” she said. “You put so much heart and soul into that and the alien, I must say, looked very real to me.”

She added: “I just want to send our compliments, not only from me, but from James Cameron and the original screenwriter, Walter Hill. We all say bravo.”

You can watch the trailer for the play in the video below.

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