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Callie Hernandez Talks Alien: Covenant

Callie Hernandez talks Alien: Covenant in a new interview with SlashFilm. Very little is known about the character Hernandez is playing and unfortunately this interview doesn’t really shine a light on that particular mystery. She doesn’t go into a lot of detail but Hernandez talks about the sets and the Aliens:

“Describing Alien: Covenant, Hernandez told me how director Ridley Scott employed practical sets to simulate the intensity of the space mission. “The sets are very real,” Hernandez said. “You’re in this built ship and then he’s like [in British accent], ‘Turn on the hydraulics.’ Then you’re like, what is he talking about? Then it’s suddenly shaking and you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s what he means.’ So the sets were pretty unreal.” 

Callie Hernandez talks Alien: Covenant in a new interview with SlashFilm. Callie Hernandez Talks Alien: Covenant

Callie Hernandez talks Alien: Covenant in a new interview with SlashFilm. Picture from Blair Witch.

When asked if seeing the Aliens in real life destroyed the illusion, she responded: “No, it was just as terrifying as you would ever imagine it to be.” She was also asked about her character name but Hernandez doesn’t divulge, saying that “I want to just tell you but I don’t know if I’ll get completely reprimanded for that.”

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Comments: 38
  1. Denton Smalls
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    would make third on my list behind "Near Dark".

    He was a good bad guy there. Bill Paxton's "finger lickin' good" line stills cracks me up.

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    I'm really excited to see what Callie has to offer the Alien universe. Perhaps a Lambert type character.

    It says she was in the From Dusk Till Dawn tv show but I can't recall her at all and I've seen both seasons.

    Wonder if she plays a strong Ripley type or a damsel in distress in Blair Witch.
  2. BishopShouldGo
    Just off topic, does any one remember the 1988 horror film Pumpkinhead directed by Aliens creature effect creator Stan Winston Starring Bishop himself Lance Henriksen and has Amalgamated Dynamics Tom Woodruff jr Playing Pumpkinhead, that movies getting reboot. The right were bough by the producer of Saw, unsure if this necessarily end well.. Game over man, game over. http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3401637/saw-producer-remake-pumpkinhead/

    Only a year to go before Alien Covenant hit theaters, here's hoping it delivers.

    lol you're right. Off topic indeed. ;) ;) ;)
  3. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Just off topic, does any one remember the 1988 horror film Pumpkinhead directed by Aliens creature effect creator Stan Winston Starring Bishop himself Lance Henriksen and has Amalgamated Dynamics Tom Woodruff jr Playing Pumpkinhead, that movies getting reboot. The right were bough by the producer of Saw, unsure if this necessarily end well.. Game over man, game over. http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3401637/saw-producer-remake-pumpkinhead/

    Only a year to go before Alien Covenant hit theaters, here's hoping it delivers.
  4. SuicideDoors
    they should really start teasing the f**k out of this movie right now! I mean WE NEED A POSTER!

    I don't expect a poster or trailer until November/December time. The only promotional stuff we had from Prometheus by now (they're running a similar timeline) was the logo from the Productions Expo and we've already got a logo/title card style thing.

    Can you recall whether the viral stuff was before or after the teaser? Tbh I'd expect a teaser maybe a little bit sooner, just because films like Dunkirk and Kong and Justice League are getting substantial material and they're realising roughly same time next year. But who knows! That's just the optimist in me.
  5. Kronnang_Dunn
    <p>When asked if seeing the Aliens in real life destroyed the illusion, she responded: <em>“No, it was just as terrifying as you would ever imagine it to be.”</em> She was also asked about her character name but Hernandez doesn’t divulge, saying that <em>“I want to just tell you but I don’t know if I’ll get completely reprimanded for that.”</em></p>

     :o

    I don't know about you guys, but I am getting very very strong vibes of a Lambert style character here (based on Hernandez' acting bits from the new Blair Witch movie trailer).

    Dunno... I am feeling that her character may end up being killed by one (or ganged by several) of the new xeno in some guro-murderotic-gorish rape scene like the one from Alien...  :o
  6. T Dog
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    We had perfect and pristine with Prometheus. Personally I'd very much like to return to that lived in and used kind of appearance from the Alien films. If what we've heard of the sets is any indication, it maybe heading that way.
    Well after a certain trillion dollar expedition went tits up I don't think there's going to be a lot of cash in the kitty for the most pristine technology. Even after the Yutani merger!
  7. Corporal Hicks
    Lol. Alien: Covenant will look gorgeous, courtesy of Ridley and Dariusz. Not remotely down and dirty like... that.

    We had perfect and pristine with Prometheus. Personally I'd very much like to return to that lived in and used kind of appearance from the Alien films. If what we've heard of the sets is any indication, it maybe heading that way.

    He meant the new one.

    The old one was scary. People who disagree don't get out of the basement enough.

    Oh man, I love the first Blair Witch. Very very good horror. Perfect example of letting your mind run rampant and scare itself. The new one doesn't look too shabby either, to be fair. Might stray to far into the "homage" area though.



    It's not the time, it's how it's used.

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    Movie monsters need as much off-screen presence as they do on-screen presence. Which is something every Alien movie from A3 onwards, including Prometheus, has been f**king awful at.

    Perfectly said on all counts. It's funny because these kind of conversations always make me think back to Creative Assembly talking about dissecting the film and how people have all these various impressions of the Alien in their head from Alien and it's not something that's seen on screen because of how little you actually see of it.
  8. SiL
    It's not the time, it's how it's used.

    Once Kane gets whacked the Alien is always on the audience's mind. There's never a moment in the finished picture where people just sit about talking about irrelevant shit -- it's always "How do we kill it?" "How do we survive?" "Well f**k the dude was an android how about we just f**king leave now yeah?"

    It's like with the original Jurassic Park. That movie is over two hours long and there are dinosaurs for exactly 15 minutes, but whenever people find that out they say "Bullshit, really? I thought it was a lot more." Why? Because it was used properly and the film was still conscious of the dinosaurs when they weren't on-screen.

    With Godzilla, the movie is about two giant insects crossing America to make baby insects. As they finally meet and make sweet love, some giant lizard comes up and murders both of them. And that's it. For 80% of the movie, Godzilla's entire contribution to the plot amounts to "And meanwhile, Godzilla is in the water swimming/waiting." It doesn't feel like a G movie because he has zero influence on the plot until the very end.

    Movie monsters need as much off-screen presence as they do on-screen presence. Which is something every Alien movie from A3 onwards, including Prometheus, has been f**king awful at.
  9. 426Buddy
    It is interesting when you think about it. The alien has less than 4 minutes screen time in alien. I watched alien last night and it occurred to me how little we see the actual creature. Godzilla had 10 minutes of screen time in G14 and people claimed it was barely a g movie at all.
  10. PRJ_since1990
    I am seriously concerned he is trying to overcompensate for Prometheus, and in turn, belittle Alien. As a prequel in a series, it should help build up to what is coming in the timeline, not out do it. Like, oh, Alien had one creature in it, but Alien Covenant has Aliens running all over the place. It's going to scare the crap out of everyone. Alien for today's generation? Tell them to go watch the original. If they can't stand it because of the dated tech, smack em around until they realize what a good film is made of.
  11. BR1XER
    Dark lighting, grime, and blood does not necessarily a scary scene make.

    Personally, I don't know how scary the Blair Witch was. But we don't want another Prometheus in terms of horror.
  12. XENOMORPHOSIS
    What are the possible creative Xenomorph kills we can expect, face hugger impregnation's chestburster eruption, horific painful mutation explicit body horror, being melted from acid blood, being eaten alive, being devoured in gorey fashion, a crew member subject to a fate similar to Lambert's implied rape, an instance where in space a crew member is jettisoned from the ship and succumbs to decompression. All the possibilities are there, hope they step their game up after the kills in Prometheus, aside from Milbourne being deep throated by the Hammerpede and Vickers being crushed under the crashed Juggernaut ship the deaths fell were under whelming.



  13. Nostromo
    McBride has talked about being chased by Aliens and I saw at least one mention of guys in Alien suits chasing people down the corridors. I think it's pretty safe to assume we're getting practical Aliens!  :)

    That's crazy bro, lol. They're coming boys...better run for the hills. Sounds fkin awesome whatever you just described...corridors and an Alien or Aliens sounds good to me. Half rubber suits half cgi is better than all cgi for sure.
  14. 426Buddy
    My excitment has really grown for Covenant! I think this will be a much more satisfying alien film than prometheus, even if it still doesnt return to Gigers aesthetic for the Jockey tech.

    I cant wait until next year, that moment in the theater when the film is about to start and everyone quiets down, its going to be exciting.
  15. T Dog
    It'll be very interesting to see how Ridley does the aliens considering he employs so much practicality. I am hoping for the big chap as well as some new designs too. I'd definitely take new translucent adult deacon over big chap though!
  16. BishopShouldGo
    Lol yes, CGI you composite in post-production. That doesn't mean we won't see CGI xenomorphs/xenomorph shots though. All of the creatures in Prometheus were practical though, all slightly enhanced with CGI.
  17. Corporal Hicks
    McBride has talked about being chased by Aliens and I saw at least one mention of guys in Alien suits chasing people down the corridors. I think it's pretty safe to assume we're getting practical Aliens!  :)
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