I think it would be fair to say that one of Alien: Covenant’s stand-out sequences was the flashback which showed the audience David massacre the Engineers who lived on Planet 4/Paradise. We had the pleasure to ask a couple of the actors involved with portraying those enigmatic extra-terrestrials about their time working on Alien: Covenant!
Alien vs. Predator Galaxy – Thank you for agreeing to answer some questions and talk about your time on Alien: Covenant! Before we start nerding out I was hoping you could tell us a little about yourself and your background.
Scott James – I’m an actor, who is still doing mostly Extras work like I did in Alien: Covenant to make ends meet. It’s a tough industry to catch a break in! I got into extras work about 3 years ago while working in a bank. It was stultifying work and I needed something interesting in my life. I’ve always loved movies, including the behind the scenes elements and was fascinated to see how movies are made.
I was fortunate enough to land some decent featured work in short-films and music-videos and the like and it really gave me a taste for the whole industry. I’ve had interesting jobs before, like serving with The British Army and being a Manager for Games Workshop, but I can’t do normal 9-5 stuff so even when this work is tough going, I’d rather do it than anything else!
Billy Mansell – I have always wanted to be an actor. I was a cosplayer for years mostly for charity and it was at a large convention I met somebody who took a shine to me acting out the character I was playing. He asked me if I ever thought of acting? I obviously said yes but had no idea how. At this point he gave me a contact email… long story short I emailed the guy and two weeks later I was on set of American Assassin with Michael Keaton and the rest is history.
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