Sigourney Weaver has made a career out of playing tough, smart characters, but the one that touched her viscerally was a real woman, Dian Fossey, whom she portrayed in the biographical drama Gorillas in the Mist. Although the primatologist was murdered 32 years ago her spirit continues to resonate with Weaver (pictured above), and she makes her voice heard again as the narrator of National Geographic’s global documentary miniseries Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist, premiering Wednesday, Dec. 6. She also reads from Fossey’s previously unheard journals, including the final, gut-wrenching line: “When you realize the value of all life you dwell less on what has passed and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.”
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