Sigourney Weaver surprises the cast of Alien: The Play

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Sigourney Weaver visits the high school production of Alien: The Play.

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If you plan to put on a high school drama based on the 1979 science fiction film, Alien, don't be too surprised if you actress Sigourney Weaver stops to give you five.

That's exactly what happened in a New Jersey high school on April 26th. Weaver, who played the heroine Ellen Ripley in the original Alien series, made a surprise visit to the cast and production crew of Alien: The Play.

The actors of North Bergen High School made a preview presentation of their alien game last Friday first gone viral in March.

Teenagers have created impressive sets, space suits and even an alien with a realistic appearance Xenomorph costume using recycled materials.

The dedication of the students was inspired Director Alien Ridley Scott he himself donated $ 5,000 to help stage the Encore on Friday.

After the presentation of the encore, Weaver greeted the cast in the school corridor.

"I'm so happy to be here," said Weaver. "I'm representing all Alien fans from around the universe," he said. "I think what you're doing is so beautiful and important."

Another video shows a high school student screaming: "I love you, you are my hero of my childhood! I can't believe you're here now!" before hugging Weaver.

At the beginning of March, Weaver made a video on YouTube praising the young cast in their Alien movie.

"I just want to say it was incredible," Weaver said in the video. "You put so much heart and soul into that and the alien seemed very real to me, I want to send our compliments not only to me but to James Cameron, and to the original screenwriter Walter Hill, we all say good, well done. "

The Alien movie franchise celebrated its 40th anniversary on Friday.

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