Linda Hamilton

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  • Linda Hamilton: (About Arnold Schwarzenegger) He's a delight - I'm a big fan of Arnold's. I love him for who he is. He's a monolith, larger than life, but he's reasonable, good humored and a loyal friend. I really appreciate him.

  • Linda Hamilton: Having my children. They made me really appreciate what selfless love is. I remember many times coming home from playing Sarah Connor and being so exhausted that I couldn't even lift my arm. It would take me an hour just to get all the tangles and blood out of my hair, but I would just sit on the kitchen floor with my baby son and it would all go away - everything else just didn't matter.

  • Linda Hamilton: (about bulking up for "Terminator 2") I was surprised and overwhelmed by all the attention my body got. I was suddenly being hailed as this new icon of feminine power. I was like, "What me? No, no, no - I smoke two packs of cigarettes a day and eat lots of cake."

  • Linda Hamilton: (about her reaction to Arnold Schwarzenegger being cast as "The Terminator") I didn't take Schwarzenegger very seriously as an actor at that time. I said, 'Oh Lord, why cast a man who looks like a machine as a machine? Cast somebody who's very thin to do these superhuman acts.' And I was wrong. He was used tremendously effectively, and he was served very well by that film.

  • Linda Hamilton: (about her divorce from James Cameron) I love him as much as I ever did. But that doesn't mean that the heartache wasn't huge and I haven't suffered. I knew how Jim was when I married him and I love him still.

  • Linda Hamilton: (about leaving Beauty and the Beast) I died doing that show - 48 mini-movies exactly the same. I wanted the characters to evolve, but the network always stuck with the formula. Besides, I had a baby and wanted to be a good mother, which I couldn't do working 16 hours a day. So, as valuable as the experience was, I needed to move on. Repetition is really something in which I have no interest.

  • Linda Hamilton: The script I saw just didn't have the soul that the others did and I didn't want to be part of it. Despite all the action of the first two Terminator movies, they were actually pretty high minded. There was a message about the human condition and Terminator 3 seems to have no regard for human life whatsoever.

  • Linda Hamilton: (on why she chose not to appear in "Terminator 3") I turned down "T3" because I really did feel that it was so complete, that the character arc was completely there and could not be improved upon. And the script that I read proved that to me! But I'm retiring a champ.

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Trivia (26)

  • Linda loves to fish.

  • Linda learned to pick locks so she could do it for the hospital scene in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day".

  • Linda did all the interviews for the "Making of Dante's Peak" documentary.

  • Linda received special weapons training from former Israeli commando Uzi Gal before making "Terminator 2: Judgment Day".

  • Linda reprised her role of Sarah Connor for the "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" video game.

  • In June 2002 Linda was in Lou Shaw's "Worse Than Murder: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg" at the Ventura Court Theater in California.

  • In 1985 Linda was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Actress for "The Terminator", in 1992 she won for "Terminator 2: Judgement Day."

  • Linda was suffering from a sprained ankle when the filming of "The Terminator" began. Due to the amount of running she did during the filming it never healed properly.

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