In a new interview with the New York Times, 62-year-old actress Linda Hamilton talks getting into shape to reprise her iconic character Sarah Connor in “Terminator: Dark Fate”.
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“I had a true village of experts trying to get the most out of this body,” she says.
But Hamilton clarifies that her working out wasn’t about looking younger.
“I don’t think there’s going to be one person who comes up to me who says, ‘You look so great for your age.’ I threw that into the Mississippi River because that’s not what this is about,” she says.
“I want people to see me and go, ‘Oh my God, she got so old!’”
Hamilton also talks about the making of 1991’s “Terminator 2” and how her performance was in part inspired by her husband Bruce Abbott’s request for divorce.
“Having been left, I just needed to get up on my feet and be strong and do nothing but mother my child and get ready for this film,” she says. “You wake up all alone with your body and go, ‘Hmm, these aren’t hips anymore — they’re flanks.’ To give myself permission to be that powerful, strong woman was necessary for my survival.”
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The actress also opens up about her sex life, or lack thereof, but has no problem with that.
“I’ve been celibate for at least 15 years. One loses track, because it just doesn’t matter — or at least it doesn’t matter to me,” the “Terminator” she says. “I have a very romantic relationship with my world every day and the people who are in it.”