Noomi Rapace sat down with MTV Movies to discuss her character in Prometheus, Elizabeth Shaw:
“She’s definitely her own,” Rapace said of Shaw. “She’s a scientist and she’s very bright and she’s a believer. They have some similarities, but she’s very much her own. I don’t think people will compare [her] so much to Ripley when they see her. Ripley was a hero for me.”
She is also mentioned as offhandedly confirming the connection to Alien universe. Thanks to Darkoo for the link.