Schwarzenegger On Growing a Conscience In the New Terminator

We caught up with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the black carpet event for his latest Terminator outing in Seoul.

Updated22 Oct 2019, 01:38 PM IST
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and filmmaker Tim Miller attended the black carpet event of Terminator: Dark Fate in Seoul on the evening of 21 October. Schwarzenegger reprises the role of T-800 in the film. Terminator: Dark Fate is a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Speaking to The Quint, Schwarzenegger said how he’s grown a conscience in the latest flim, “It’s great to be back as Terminator. And each time, of course, the Terminator is a little different. As you know, in the first Terminator, I am a killing machine; the second one, I’m a protector; and in this one, I have grown a conscience, so I am half machine, half human. So it’s quite a different Terminator, but still, I crush things, I wipe out things, so I’m a combination of good and evil.“

Director Tim Miller, the man behind Deadpool, helms the latest instalment of the popular Terminator series. Speaking to The Quint at the black carpet event of Terminator: Dark Fate in Seoul, Miller recalled watching Terminator 2 when he was 27-years-old, “I can’t remember forTerminator 1, but for Terminator 2, I was 27? It blew me away. I had just moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in visual effects, and of course, it was a visual effects breakthrough – it inspired a lot of artists and I was one of those. I wasn’t a young man at 27 but I was one of those young… youngish men. I loved it. It blew me away!

Miller added that he couldn't believe it that he was actually directing a Terminator film while working with Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

“You know, there’s so many things going on on set that I really didn’t realise it until a couple of weeks into shooting. And we had two camera setup – one on Arnold and one on Linda – and I’m looking at them at the same time and I realise I was making a Terminator movie and I was blown away. I’m the luckiest nerd on the planet!”
Tim Miller, Director ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes and Gabriel Luna. The film releases in India on 1 November in 6 languages, the first Hollywood movie to do so.

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Published: 21 Oct 2019, 04:55 PM IST

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