There have been quite a few movies since ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day‘ but it wasn’t until ‘Terminator: Dark Fate‘ that Linda Hamilton could be talked into reprising the role of the iconic Sarah Connor.
It wasn’t a quick decision, either. Hamilton states that James Cameron called her three times before she even considered returning the call:
“He called me three times before I even called him back. The third time, he was like, “It’s about work,” and I’m like, “Oh, hey, what’s up?” But, even with that and his big sell, it took me weeks to decide that I really could go there and might have something new to say.”
Of course, going back to playing a part after so many years would be a tough decision for anyone. Especially for an actress who has moved on.
As to what drew Hamilton back? The actress shares that:
“There is a real gift in that so much time has passed, and that gives me so much more to explore with the character. Sarah Connor is the same person, but I wanted to see how the difference in events have changed her and shaped her and send her forward. There was meat there. I didn’t want to just recycle the same idea. It’s a woman who has a different mission, a different story, so I wanted to see what we could do with that.”
These days, Connor is “a woman without a country. Her original mission has changed due to circumstances and she really doesn’t have a team anymore, she just has a thirst for vengeance, so that makes her very alone. She’s still a wildcard, but a wildcard without a real true mission is a lot more unpredictable.” It will be interesting to see how that translates into her helping or hindering in stopping the Terminators which they come across.
Are you thrilled that Linda Hamilton is back as Sarah Connor in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’? Do you feel that this will finally return the franchise to form and be a great science fiction action flick when it is released this Fall? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Linda Hamilton (“Sarah Connor”) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (“T-800”) return in their iconic roles in Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and produced by visionary filmmaker James Cameron and David Ellison. Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, and Diego Boneta.
The theatrical debut of ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is set for November 1st, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly