Linda Hamilton would ‘love to be done’ with Terminator franchise

Linda Hamilton would be happy to “never return” to The Terminator franchise.The 63-year-old reprised her iconic role of Sarah Connor after nearly three decades for 2019’s Terminator: Dark Fate, which received strong reviews but disappointed at the box …

Linda Hamilton would be happy to “never return” to The Terminator franchise.

The 63-year-old reprised her iconic role of Sarah Connor after nearly three decades for 2019’s Terminator: Dark Fate, which received strong reviews but disappointed at the box office – putting creator James Cameron’s plans for a trilogy in jeopardy.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hamilton admitted she wasn’t hopeful for another instalment and would be fine if one never came to fruition.

“I would really appreciate maybe a smaller version where so many millions are not at stake,” she said. “Today’s audience is just so unpredictable. I can’t tell you how many laymen just go, ‘Well, people don’t go to the movies anymore.’ That’s not Hollywood analysis; that just comes out of almost everybody’s mouth.

“It should definitely not be such a high-risk financial venture, but I would be quite happy to never return. So, no, I am not hopeful because I would really love to be done. But, if there were something new that really spoke to me, I am a logical person, and I will always consider viable changes.”

While promoting the movie, the Dante’s Peak star revealed that she took a lot of convincing from director Tim Miller to return to the franchise for the first time since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day and joked that she would rather pretend to be dead than play Connor again.

“I’ve been threatening to fake my own death so I wouldn’t have to do the next one if there is one. It really was hard, it was the hardest and the greatest I’ve ever done,” Hamilton laughed on U.K. chat show Lorraine.

Since the film’s release in October, Miller has stated that he would never work with Cameron, who served as a producer, ever again as they clashed over many creative decisions.

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Margot Robbie praises Birds of Prey stunt team

Margot Robbie has heaped praise on Birds of Prey’s “truly amazing” stunt team.The Australian actress reprises her role as super-villain Harley Quinn in the new DC Comics movie, which follows her as she teams up with superheroes Black Canary and Huntres…

Margot Robbie has heaped praise on Birds of Prey’s “truly amazing” stunt team.

The Australian actress reprises her role as super-villain Harley Quinn in the new DC Comics movie, which follows her as she teams up with superheroes Black Canary and Huntress, as well as police detective Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

The film has received praise for its inventive and creative action sequences, and Robbie has admitted that she did as many of her own stunts as she could but had to rely on the professionals to pull off some of the riskier moves.

“I’m a little less formidable than Harley Quinn, I’m sure,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I love stunt work, so I really, really love it. It’s just cool to work with an amazing stunt team like 87Eleven (Action Design). They’re truly amazing, like, backflips, that’s Renae Moneymaker. She’s an incredible stunt performer… But yeah, they got me doing everything else really, other than critical acrobats, so it was fun!”

Her co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead explained to the publication that the cast began training three months before production and continued to keep it up throughout filming, with her noting they were in “constant pain” and it “kept getting harder”.

However, their hard work seems to have paid off as initial reactions of the movie have been positive, with many lauding the action, Robbie, Winstead, and the film’s style and sense of fun, although some did claim it was uneven in its tone and pacing.

Birds of Prey, also starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, and Ewan McGregor, hits theatres from 7 February.

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