James Cameron Secured Sigourney Weaver For ‘Aliens’ By Lying To Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Agent About Retooling It For Him

James Cameron Secured Sigourney Weaver For ‘Aliens’ By Lying To Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Agent About Retooling It For Him
The “Alien” franchise is a collection of bizarre behind-the-scenes stories that nearly saw Sigourney Weaver miss out on the three sequels for various reasons. But James Cameron has revealed that when he originally wrote “Aliens,” with the help of longtime producers Walter Hill and David Giler, he thought the actress was attached to the sequel. While he was assumed 20th Century Fox had an option to bring her back, and they even insisted they did, that actually wasn’t the case.

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