Linda Hamilton makes return count in new ‘Terminator’ film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linda Hamilton says she was initially “terrified” to reprise her role as Sarah Connor in the new “Terminator” film until James Cameron’s emails helped put her at ease.

Hamilton says it took her six weeks to decide to return to the role she originated 35 years ago.

Her hesitation stemmed from her fear that rejoining the “Terminator” franchise might not live up to the hype of the original films.

“Terminator: Dark Fate,” which opens in theaters Friday, ignores the franchise’s previous movies including 2015’s poorly-received “Terminator: Genisys,” and picks up after the events of 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” which was directed by Cameron.

“Dark Fate” reunites Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cameron on a project for the first time in nearly 30 years.

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