Ridley Scott's Prometheus has been praised and razzed since opening this weekend, but like it or not, the film has generated more debate than any sci-fi flick in recent memory. Now star Charlize Theron (Meredith Vickers) has chimed in on some of those theories. What does she think? Spoilers ahead!
In an interview with /Film, Theron was asked specifically about the theory that her character might actually be an android, a la David (Michael Fassbender). It seems possible enough, and Theron admitted that's actually something they talked about while shooting the film:
"We played around with a lot of stuff, I'll just say that, nonspecific things. I don't think we ever went like that ... [puts her finger down as if pressing a button] But we played around with a lot of stuff, and we threw a lot of stuff out there very loosely, and maybe they influenced some of it a little bit, but there was definitely something that happened once David and I kind of stood next to each other, where I started feeling like his posture was overtaking my posture. There's the good age-old question like, 'Is the chicken before the egg?' Like, is it him or is it me or is it part of my DNA in him? We did talk about that a lot, that it was nice to have something ambiguous about the origins of both of us, maybe, like why do we look so much alike? Why am I walking so much like him? Is it that I am an android or is it that I gave him human qualities, that I gave him my DNA? We played with a lot of that shit, which was fun."
Very interesting thought, and goes deep into the backstory around the film, specifically Peter Weyland's (Guy Pearce) process when building his creepy android line. He goes so far as to call David his son, and it stands to reason he could have possibly used his human daughter (assuming of course Meredith is human) as a starting point.
What do you think?