Nagbabalik after 28 years as Sarah Connors sa bagong Terminator film na Terminator: Dark Fate ang Hollywood actress na si Linda Hamilton.
The 63-year old actress originally played the iconic character Sarah Connor in the 1984 cult classic Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
She returned again as Sarah Connor for Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1994. Both films were directed by her ex-husband, James Cameron.
Sa isang dinaluhang press junket ni Hamilton, inamin niya ang on-set clash nila ng director na si James Cameron habang ginawa nila ang dalawang Terminator films.
Isang insidente raw ay noong kunan ang isang climactic sequence sa unang Terminator film kunsaan natalo na si Sarah ang cyborg assassin, Hamilton asked to see a playback of her performance, which apparently rubbed the director the wrong way.
“Jim and I didn’t not get along, but there was one moment where I’d asked something of him. I wanted to see playback.
"A lot of actors are addicted but I never needed to go and look at my performance to make sure I’d gotten it. Never. Until one day.
“Jim was like, ‘We don’t have time for this, let’s move on'
“I went nuts! I took him off set but, of course, there’s no ceiling so the entire crew could hear. And I shrieked at him.
“Like, ‘If you want to see a human being on that screen, you better start treating me like a human being!’ I mean, I completely went off.
"When I finished that film, I was like, well, that director is definitely rooting for the machines," tawa pa ni Hamilton.
After filming, nagkaayos din sina Hamilton at Cameron at nagkatrabaho ulit sila sa Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Doon na raw nagsimula ang kanilang seven-year romantic relationship na nagbunga ng isang daughter.
While filming Terminator 2, gusto raw ni Cameron na ipagupit nito ang kanyang mahabang buhok. But Linda refused.
“You don’t have to look like a guy to be strong. For some reason I won that argument.
"It wasn’t even a vanity thing. And then later on, when she became this icon of strength and you know, the legend of Sarah Connor, I realized that it’s only because I didn’t cut my hair that she became what she did in the minds and hearts of the audience. That was a picture of feminine strength.”
Kinasal sila noong 1997, but got divorced in 1999 dahil nagkaroon daw ng affair si James sa ibang babae. It ended with a $50 million divorce settlement.
From the start of their relationship, pakiramdam ni Hamilton na sila ay “terribly mismatched as a couple” at naniniwala siya na mas na-in love daw si Cameron sa character ni Sarah Connor kesa sa kanya.
Ni-reveal din ni Hamilton na she never remarried after Cameron and stayed celibate for 15 years during her break from acting.
“I’ve been celibate for at least 15 years. One loses track, because it just doesn’t matter — or at least it doesn’t matter to me.
"I have a very romantic relationship with my world every day and the people who are in it," diin pa niya.
Sa kanyang pagbabalik ulit as Sarah Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate, nagdalawang-isip daw si Hamilton kung tatanggapin ba niyang lumabas ulit sa role na nagpasikat sa kanya?
“That was my hesitation: Do I want to trade this lovely, authentic life for that?
"I didn’t want my neighbors looking at me differently.
"We’re neighbors because of who we are, not what we do, and I don’t want that to creep into my life again," tawa pa ni Linda.
In October 2005, Hamilton admitted on the show, Larry King Live that she suffered depression and bipolar disorder which led to violent mood swings and suicidal thoughts.
"It destroyed both my marriages with Bruce Abbott (1982-189) and James Cameron (1997-1999). I eventually received therapy and medication to manage the condition."
Bukod sa Terminator, nakilala rin si Hamilton sa role niya as Catherine Chandler in the 1987 TV series, Beauty And The Beast. She was nominated for two Golden Globes and one Emmy Award.
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