By Dave Campbell | February 20, 2009
24 years after her battle with the T-800, and 17 years after teaming up with one, Linda Hamilton is currently in negotiations to reprise the role of Sarah Connor in May’s Terminator Salvation.
“My contribution would be voice-over,” she said. “I would probably be very happy to loan my voice depending on what the material is. Wait and see. They’re already writing it. We’ve been negotiating it.”
Hamilton’s involvement came up at last weekend’s New York Comic-Con, where Salvationdirector McG said, “She’s the greatest…and an integral role in the franchise mythology”.
Since the beginning, McG has been winning faithful fans for his commitment to honor and respect the original films (Terminator and T2: Judgment Day). Hamilton spoke of her offer for T3 and said, “They offered me a part…I read it and I knew my character arc was so complete in the first two, and in the third one it was a negligible character. She died halfway through and there was no time to mourn her. It was kind of disposable, so I said no thank you.”
“I think Jim (James Cameron) was pretty clearly not going to be involved with the third one,” she continued. “His partner had sold the rights to the third one. Then they came back to Jim, but it was so far along after the fact that he’d moved on. And I wouldn’t be involved with it if it weren’t Jim Cameron. The third one was all right but it just didn’t have the heat and excitement that Jim can bring.”
Even though Cameron isn’t involved in Terminator Salvation, Hamilton seems to be giving McG props for his take on the franchise by adding “doing Salvation would be great fun”.
Her narration to T2 added such a hard emotional tone that it would be a huge bonus if a deal is struck. Keep your fingers crossed!