Linda Hamilton on returning to the Terminator franchise with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Linda Hamilton on returning to the Terminator franchise with Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Die-hard Terminator fans are looking forward to the return of Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pairing in Terminator: Dark Fate.

Hamilton appeared at the San Diego Com-Con on Thursday for the upcoming movies’ panel at Hall H. Following the panel, Hamilton spoke to Entertainment Tonight about working with Schwarzenegger once again.

“I loved working with Arnold. I actually was just pleased as punch when I saw him again,” Hamilton said. “It had been a number of years. And I just have this affection for him that is so deep and biting, that just got completely cemented on this film.”

The actress also described their involvement as a “35-year relationship” saying:

“I loved working physically with him, I loved seeing him in the trailer, I loved toying with him. You know, it’s the very top of a 35-year relationship, and that really means something to me.”

As for the formula that puts the latest installment in the Terminator franchise above all the other sequels the actress says:

“It has to be a character-driven story. You can have all the action in the world, but if you don’t have characters that you care about that are in jeopardy, then you don’t care.”

“I mean, you can have the best visual effects in the world, but it really has to start with people and relationship,” she added. “I think we really brought it down back to its basic form [in Dark Fate], with fewer characters, a cleaner story, and then all the souped up special effects.”