After 28 years, Linda Hamilton is returning to Sarah Connor, the role that first brought her fame -- though it took some convincing.
ET’s Keltie Knight spoke with the veteran actress on the red carpet of Paramount’s CinemaCon event last week about rejoining the Terminator franchise, and how ex-husband James Cameron got to her to once again tackle the iconic role.
"You know, it was basically a phone call from James Cameron," she explained, before adding, "Well, he had to call me three times for me to call him back… But once he told me the idea and I actually sat and thought about it for six weeks... Did I want to go there again? But once I'm in, I'm in."
While on hand, the 62-year-old actress also discussed preparing for the extreme physical demands of playing Sarah Connor in a post-apocalyptic future.
"I trained for a year for this film and, of course, the assumption is that if you work just as hard, you're going to get the same results, not true. Without hormones," she explained. "So it was disconcerting to go... 'OK, the first thing people are going to do is go, Aw, she got old! Aw, she doesn't look the same.' But I've moved so far past that."