Noomi Rapace stunned by director praise

April 21st, 2012

Noomi Rapace thought she would ''pass out'' when Sir Ridley Scott said he liked her work.

The Swedish actress met up with the director to discuss a role in 'Prometheus' in 2010, and she admits she was shocked when he admitted he loved what she did with her role in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.

She said: ''The first time I met Ridley it was in August, almost two years, one and half years ago, in Los Angeles. He'd seen 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' a couple of times and he said to me that he loved my performance and that he wanted to work with me and I thought I was gonna just pass out!

''I don't really get nervous; it's not that I have many people in the world that I really admire and don't really know how to behave around, but I thought I was gonna die.''

However it was not the only reason Noomi - who plays Elizabeth Shaw in the much-anticipated 'Alien' prequel - was nervous - her spoken English was also not so good at the time.

She added to BANG Showbiz: ''My English was really bad, so I kinda felt like I was dreaming. And then he actually meant it! So he came back to me a couple of months later and said to me that he wanted me to play this character in ... it was called 'the prequel to 'Alien'' at that time, but then 'Prometheus'.''