Kris Tapley at InContention has written a lengthy piece on both the scenes and the panel afterwards:
Weaver, who made a giant splash when she graced the stage, visions of Ripley dancing in the heads of those in attendance, hit just the right note with the audience. ‚ÄúThank you for caring about movies as much as you do, for caring about every lush detail, because this is the movie for you,‚Äù she said with all the compassion of Grace Augustine. ‚ÄúJim wrote such a wonderful character for me to play in Grace Augustine. I find her so moving in a way. She‚Äôs a woman who‚Äôs dedicated her life to something she believes in.‚Äù
Weaver said she never did that well in science class as a student, but she was always eager to learn it. ‚ÄúI think I got a second chance with this,‚Äù she said.