Exclusive: I Would Have Given Trump an Emmy, Says Mackenzie Davis

Terminator: Dark Fate star Mackenzie Davis takes swipe at US President Donald Trump in this interview.

Updated25 Oct 2019, 10:35 AM IST
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Here are the young stars of Terminator: Dark Fate, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes and Gabriel Luna, talking about their roles and their big film with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

In Terminator: Dark Fate, Mackenzie Davis plays a cyborg from the future who is sent back to save humanity from being wiped out. Here’s what Mackenzie would do if she could actually go back in time and change history.

Mackenzie Davis: “It's hard, I probably would have given Donald Trump an Emmy so he didn't go through this whole farce of running for President.”

Natalia Reyes has a mix of emotional and heavy duty action scenes in the film. Here’s what she finds the tougher one to crack.

Natalia Reyes: “Action for sure, I think as actress I have been working on performance and emotions and it is not always easy, this whole new world of an action movie, I've never done a movie like this, so I think if feels like a language you need to learn, it's a whole different thing, so it takes a lot of training or concentration, you just need to be there and you need to be aware that you are actually, I feel you are risking your life, it's real, there are people behind the scenes,  like a group of people like stunts and really professional people but they're also hanging on these wires and they're risking their lives anyway so that's the toughest part.”

Here’s how Gabriel Luna reacted when he got a call to play Terminator in the new film.

Gabriel Luna: “You said "yes", you said "where's that? I'll run there if you want me to, just let me know". I went into see Mindy who is our fantastic casting director and that went very well and a couple of days later I was seeing Tim Miller who I just love, he directed one really superb film, Deadpool, I consider it one of the greatest love stories ever, people don't think of it that way but I do certainly. I mean, how would you react? Your mind's just reeling at the possibilities and what it would mean in terms of the fun to be had and all of the as Natalia was saying the wires, the action, the combat, getting to work with weapons that are kind of state of the art. I had that vision of the potential future and then got the job and then got to actually live it out so it was really really extra ordinary.”

For Natalia, more than it being a women-centric film, it was her role as a Latina that made her go for Terminator: Dark Fate.

Natalia Reyes: “I think I was actually more surprised by the fact that it was a Latina in my case, I was like really, I'm not going to die in the first five scenes, or I'm not the maid or I'm not like this cliched characters, that's amazing, I was not thinking of the fact that I'm a woman but I think it is relevant and I think it just shows how the world is changing and it was time that women get every role that we can get to and also Latinas like we can go and be there and not only like be this stereotype and cliches.”

Gabriel Luna took tips from both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Patrick to play his version of the Terminator in Terminator: Dark Fate.

Gabriel Luna: “Both, definitely. I mean, we were having breakfast, Arnold and I and we were talking, he likes to eat at the same places, he's a creature of habit and he said if it ain't broke don't fix it and that's certainly my philosophy when it comes to things that are great and he certainly is great and Robert of course was iconic in his and that was a tough, I can't imagine his predicament after following Arnold in that first one and here I am in this third instalment and I'm doing my best to extract the very best of their performances and have it effortless and have it be efficient and have it be dangerous. Just knife through the world and absorb all of that they've done but of course have some fun with it and especially in those human interactions, just play it very naturally and I think it's odd and kinda scary for him to be just that human. I think all of those elements created a really really great character, you know the Rev-9.”

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Published: 25 Oct 2019, 10:32 AM IST
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