Terminator star Linda Hamilton says she’d be ‘quite happy’ to never play Sarah Connor again

But the actress makes it clear that she’s not completely closing the door on a comeback

Terminator star Linda Hamilton says she’d be ‘quite happy’ to never play Sarah Connor again 13

Linda Hamilton is not very keen in reprising her role as Sarah Connor in potential future installments of the Terminator franchise.

Hamilton last played Sarah in 2019’s Terminator: Dark Fate. The sixth installment in the series, Dark Fate is the best-reviewed Terminator movie in almost three decades. Though it has an impressive 70 percent critic rating and an 82 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, the Tim Miller-directed film bombed at the box office, big time. Against a budget of $185 million, Dark Fate only grossed a total of $261 million worldwide.

Apparently, the movie’s underwhelming box-office performance is one of the reasons why Hamilton is now less interested in playing her iconic Terminator role again.

“I don’t know,” the Golden Globe-nominated actress told The Hollywood Reporter when asked if she’s at least optimistic about potentially playing Sarah again. “I would really appreciate maybe a smaller version, where so many millions are not at stake. Today’s audience is just so unpredictable. I can’t tell you how many laymen just go, ‘Well, people don’t go to the movies anymore.’ That’s not Hollywood analysis; that just comes out of almost everybody’s mouth. It should definitely not be such a high-risk financial venture, but I would be quite happy to never return. “

“So no, I am not hopeful, because I would really love to be done,” reiterated the 63-year-old actress, before making it clear that she’s not completely closing the door on a comeback. “But if there were something new that really spoke to me, I am a logical person, and I will always consider viable changes.”

Dark Fate was intended as the first in a new trilogy of Terminator films. It’s unclear, however, whether the sequels are still moving forward after Dark Fate flopped at the box office.