Weaver to play lustful older teacher

LONDON: Avatar actress Sigourney Weaver is set to play an older teacher who lusts after a man almost half her age in a new comedy.

The actress, who turned 60 in October, is currently working on Cedar Rapids, in which she portrays a veteran teacher who romances a 35-year-old former pupil, played by Ed Helms, reports express.co.uk.

She insists that relationships between older women and younger men are actually quite common.

“I play his grade-school science teacher that he had a crush on. Years later, we consummate our relationship, but I have to break it off because he’s so serious about me,” she said.