Monday, October 20, 2014

Television and Cinema Verities: Terminator 2 (1991)

“I wasn’t prepared for the buzz about my body – how hard I’d pumped up and worked out.  All that seems to have overshadowed my acting to some degree. Sure it was tough to do, but not once did I think, Oh this is going to get me noticed. I did it because it was so much a part of Sarah’s evolved character and my work process. There’s a lot more to her than the “Woman with a Gun” subtext going on that’s been overlooked. Journalists seem eager to talk about the scene in which I condemn men. Sarah does that because she’s bitterly screwed up and meant to be unsympathetic. It’s not my personal polemic.”

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