ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

GET AWAY FROM HER, YOU BITCH! Has there ever been a more air-punching kick-ass line in sci-fi horror? In fact, let's take another look.

The 'her' that the acid-spitting Xenomorphic bitch needs to get away from is, of course, Rebecca "Newt" Jorden, the little kid that Ellen Ripley swears to protect from the legions of space monsters.

We've all seen Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley in Aliens) in more recent movies, but what about little Newt? The actress' name is Carrie Henn, and she looks pretty different now - I mean, obviously, it was nearly 30 years ago!

Carrie Henn - Then and Now

After the smash hit of Aliens, Carrie Henn never acted again, preferring to graduate from Cali State with a BA in liberal studies. She's works in Atwood, CA as an elementary school teacher.

She occasionally turns up at Comic-Cons or anniversary events for the Aliens movie, but Henn's real involvement with showbiz ended a long time ago. Good for her for refusing to bow to the pressures of fame that affect so many young actors!

Neil Blomkamp's long-rumored Aliens reboot/sequel/project looks like it might actually be happening now, and a reprisal of the Newt character may be involved. However, with Carrie Henn no longer involved with acting - and the storyline possibly involving an only-slightly-older Newt, fans have rallied to support actress Juno Temple as our new Newt!

You gotta admit the resemblance is striking!

Carrie Henn (L) and Juno Temple (R)
Carrie Henn (L) and Juno Temple (R)


Would you like to see the Newt character on screen again in a future Aliens project?

Source: Youtube, IMDB, The Geek Twins, Wikia


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