Emilia Clarke Says She Won't Do Any Sequels to TERMINATOR GENISYS
After Terminator Genisys did do as well as expected, the other sequels that were supposed to get made were put on hold while they do a little readjusting. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently said that another Terminator sequel would happen, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, who played Sarah Connor in Genisys. When asked if she would come back for the sequel by Comingsoon, she said:
“No. Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up."
You can't get much blunter than that. I actually thought the last Terminator movie was fun. It was the best one since Terminator 2, but obviously nowhere near as good as that. I liked Clarke as Connor, and I would have liked to see her version of the character evolve. Looks like that's not going to happen!
As far as different roles go, she is taking on the lead role in a romance film for Warner Bros. called Me Before You, and apparently it's a dream project for her. She explains that she came across it while she was shooting Terminator:
“I read the book and it was just the most beautiful thing I had ever read. I was shooting ‘Terminator’ at the time and had a rocket launcher in my hand while crying like a little girl. I felt like the author, Jojo Moyes, had found a part of me and just wrote it down. I knew that I just had to play the role.”
In case you haven't seen the trailer for that movie yet, you can check it out here. Clarke plays a woman who takes a job caring for a wealthy young man played by Sam Claflin who has recently become paralyzed. She ends up falling in love with him in the process. Clarke goes on to compare the character to Khaleesi saying:
“Khaleesi doesn’t laugh. She doesn’t smile. She’s really serious. She takes her work very seriously. This role is the complete opposite. It’s affecting, but it’s a comedy as well. There’s some very funny moments in it… It’s a simple love story that talks about people’s rights.”
I'm glad that Clarke is taking on roles that she's passionate about. It's just a bummer she won't be back as Connor if these Terminator sequels actually happen. What do you think about Clarke dropping out of the Terminator franchise? I guess it's not the worst career move she could make.