One of the cringier moments this past fall was watching 63-year-old OG badass bitch Linda Hamilton get smacked around in crashing planes, thrown by cyborgs onto concrete, and stuck underwater in cars in Terminator: Dark Fate for ok reviews and a crappy box office take in what looked like a whole lot of chances to injure herself. This is not me being ageist. I’m younger than Linda and it takes me three days to recover from a hangover now, so one can only imagine how her body’s feeling after that shoot and then seeing the so-so box office performance. Linda Hamilton herself recently said that she’s pretty much done playing Sarah Conner, like she’s pretty much done (for now) playing with other people’s genitals. In fact, she says she’s very happy about it, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hell, stunts aside, you try actually emoting with a scene partner like Ahnuld.
In the interview with THR, Hamilton closed the door on Sarah throwing down with technological terrors on-screen again. Note to Linda: we’re going to need you when Grimes has her baby, so don’t shut it down completely.
No. Something says to me… I don’t know. I would really appreciate maybe a smaller version, where so many millions are not at stake. 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.
She also got into what her life was like getting ready for coming back to the movie, and it wasn’t a big party. Hell, Eddie Furlong got out of it with a voiceover!
I went as deep and as hard as I could with body, mind and spirit for a year before we started. I’ve never gone deeper or darker for so long.
I probably first felt like her a couple weeks in, because I had just done so much weapons training, military training, physical training for a year before that, eating nothing that tasted good for a year and doing all of my internal work.
Imagine putting all that time in just to have some vapid talking head in a wrap dress make a *sad-face* about your quickly forgotten flop on Extra? Eff that, it’s time to snowbird this shit.