James revealed that Linda had concerns, and that Arnold needed to have parts of the script explained to him.
“You know, I didn’t work that closely with Linda. She had some concerns about the script. I wound up writing a few pages based on her questions and notes, when they were really just getting into the start of principal photography. “– James Cameron
Arnold Schwarzenegger also had some questions about how to deliver certain scenes…
“Arnold, as always, is a dream to work with. He wanted things explained, like, ‘Why does the character do this? Why does the character do that?’ I said, ‘Here’s why. Here’s how it works. There are a couple of funny scenes – this is how you’ve got to play them so that it’s not too much, and not too little’.– James Cameron
He said, ‘OK, I’ve got it. I’ve got it, I’ve got it’. And he went off to Budapest, and did it. So we have a shorthand. He and I have a shorthand.”
Linda Hamilton just doesn’t f*ck around when it comes to Terminator scripts, as we know she refused to star in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines because… well, let’s face it, the script was below par.
Digital Spy claims that James Cameron tweaked the script, James Cameron claims he wrote some pages based on her (Linda’s) questions and notes… we do not know if these were actual script pages- or simply explanations and notes for Linda Hamilton as an actresswho wanted to give her best to the role.
Our hopes are still very tentative for the new Terminator movie but we’re giving it a chance for Linda, Jim and Arnold; so let’s see.
This latest news is hardly music to our ears, as it just reminds us of déjà vu regarding Linda Hamilton being unhappy with Terminator scripts in the past. No surprise though, that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s scenes are intended to be for laughs, and no matter how well intended- this raises concerns for us.
Ultimately, Linda must have been comfortable enough to go ahead with the project; either that or the pay packet was just too good to refuse and, well, we just can’t blame Linda either way… we’re just glad she came to back to try and fix the mess left by T3, T4 and T5.
Here is a fan poster we have made of Sarah Connor and the T-800 together for the new Terminator movie.
Final thoughts… please stop the humor…