Cameron went on to say that his remarks were originally intended simply to provide a contrast to how Hamilton played her iconic character in the Terminator franchise.
"What Linda created in 1991 — was, if not ahead of its time, at least a breakthrough in its time. I don't think it was really ahead of its time because we're still not [giving women these types of roles]."
Cameron also responded to Jenkins' pointed reaction to his comments, particularly her assertion that a woman doesn't have to be "hard, tough and trouble to be strong."
"Linda looked great. She just wasn't treated as a sex object. There was nothing sexual about her character… She wasn't there to be liked or ogled, but she was central, and the audience loved her by the end of the film," Cameron said.