Sigourney Weaver addresses the possibility of retiring from acting
New York, New York - Sigourney Weaver’s still a working girl – and plans on keeping it that way.
The Alien and Working Girl star (72) shared in a new interview with Interview Magazine that she intends to keep the grind going, age be damned.
Asked by Elizabeth Banks whether she has any plans to retire in the near future – despite having five projects in the pipeline – the native New Yorker said, "I would hope not, because I probably enjoy it more now than ever."
"I’m fine that I might be the oldest person on the set," continued Weaver.
While she often adjusts to "a period of 'Oh my god, it’s happening again,'" the three-time Oscar nom said that feeling doesn’t hold a candle to "the joy and the explosion of letting this person out to live."
That, said Weaver, is "the most exhilarating thing in the world."
A graduate of Yale School of Drama, where she was classmates with Meryl Streep, Weaver made her stage debut in 1973 and was first seen on the screen in 1970, with a role on the series Somerset. She made her big screen debut as one of the women dating Woody Allen’s Alvy in the now-controversial writer-director’s seminal romantic comedy Annie Hall in 1977.
Weaver last year talked to the New York Daily News about revisiting a "disappearing" version of the Big Apple in the film adaptation of My Salinger Year, in which she played a fictional incarnation of J.D. Salinger’s literary agent.
Filming the movie "was just one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had," Weaver said at the time.
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