Billy Crudup's Mom is Bringing Protection to Go See 'Alien: Covenant'

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 2:35 PM, May 18, 2017

Aired June 30, 2017

The ‘Alien’ movies terrify the pants off most people -- but what if the person on screen was your CHILD?

Billy Crudup stars in “Alien: Covenant,” the latest installment in the creepy space series, and he told his mom that she might want to pass on screening this particular film. She told him, “I’m coming, but “I’m bringing [your brother] Tommy for protection.”

Tommy happens to be a producer here on “The Rachael Ray Show,” and he says his mom is pretty funny about seeing Billy in stressful on-screen situations:

“She grabs my arm like something really bad is happening to him, and I’m like, it’s a movie! It’s just a movie!”

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But Tommy himself is squeamish and says he’s actually scared to see the “Alien: Covenant’ too!

And with good reason, it sounds like! Billy teases, “It wouldn’t be an ‘Alien’ movie if some bad stuff didn’t happen.”

Billy also reminisced about some of his other hits, like the time he co-starred with Dustin Hoffman in “Sleepers.”

He says of the Oscar-winning actor, “All he did in between takes was blow spit bubbles at us. He was also on a garlic and onion diet at the time.” (Um… yuck?!)

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And how playing a rock god in “Almost Famous” resulted in a pretty cool full-circle moment:

“I was a valet parking attendant in Florida in high school, and my claim to fame was that I had once parked Peter Frampton’s car. Then 15 years later, he was my guitar teacher on ‘Almost Famous.’”

You can also catch Billy with Naomi Watts in the new Netflix original series, “Gypsy,” which premieres in June.