For the forty years of ET, Henry Thomas, who played little Eliott, reopens his memory box

Henry Thomas lent his features to the loyal and resourceful Eliott who discovered and protected the creature from outer space. Universal Pictures/Zoom Capture

INTERVIEW – According to the comedian, now 51, Steven Spielberg will not take “the risk of defiling” his film with a remake or a sequel.

Presented in 1982 at the Cannes Film Festival, ET The Extraterrestrial wrote a page in the history of cinema. Steven Spielberg’s tale of Los Angeles siblings hiding and rescuing a lonely little alien remained in theaters for more than a year and was the highest-grossing film of all time for ten years. before Star Wars: A New Hope. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of this classic, Universal Pictures is reissuing the film in 4K version. On this occasion, Le Figaro exchanged with one of his child stars, Henry Thomas, aka the loyal and resourceful Eliott. Gertie’s older brother, played by Drew Barrymore.

51-year-old comedian who was discovered in historical drama The man of the shadows is a regular collaborator of director of horror films and series Mike Flanagan (Midnight Sermons, The Midnight Club).

LE FIGARO – What emotions aroused in you your first reading of the script?

Henry THOMAS. – I was ten years old and I noticed especially…

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