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    Prometheus Shocker: Find Out Why Charlize Theron Almost Bailed on Blockbuster

    Way before Prometheus hit theaters last June, anticipation was pretty high for the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi flick.

    After all, it was being touted as a kinda, sorta prequel to Alien. What's more, it also had a killer cast that included Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Oscar winner Charlize Theron, who, in this exclusive first look at a behind-the-scenes clip from the movie's release tomorrow on Blu-ray, reveals how she wound up playing mission director Meredith Vickers.

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    "I had heard about this film and actually talked to Ridley about it, just kind of knowing that I wasn't available to do it, but I was just really interested to hear what he was going to do," recalls Theron. "And I remember at dinner, he pitched the story, and I was really so impressed by it."

    Fortunately for the film, and audiences, Theron's schedule opened up after another movie she was slated to do got pushed back.

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    "Ridley found out about it and he sent me the script," the actress says. "I read it and I came back to L.A., and we got on the phone and had a really good discussion about it."

    And the rest, as they say, is history.

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