MOVIEFONE – “Terminator Genisys” is getting the full Unscripted treatment!
Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, and Jai Courtney sit down to answer fan questions — and some of their own — in our signature series. And, like most of these, things go a little off book. Arnold talks about his trunk of guns, Emilia asks a question that makes things pretty tense, while Jason and Jai bond over their home continent. Normal stuff. Watch the full “Terminator Genisys” Unscripted below, and catch the action flick in theaters Wednesday, July 1st. (source)
Awaiting my slot with the breakout star of HBO’s wildly successful series Game of Thrones, I’m already getting the impression the 28-year-old Brit isn’t anything like Daenerys Targaryen, the character she plays in the show.
It’s testament to the popularity of Clarke’s flaxen-haired heroine, aka Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, that she’ll be pulling in a reported $7 million salary by the time the series hits its seventh season (Season Five has just finished airing). And while she might have dismissed the figure as “not even close”, her star is undoubtedly about to go thermonuclear.
We’re here today to talk Terminator Genisys – the latest instalment of the series that began in 1984, in which Clarke reprises the role of the gun-toting warrior woman Sarah Connor opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie has blockbuster written all over it and is being billed as her ticket to the big time. Once I’m ushered into her suite, I’m greeted with the warmest of hellos and a huge, engaging smile. A petite 1.57m, Clarke’s flowing brunette hair frames a face that’s a step up from girl-next-door pretty, while a tight cream top and flirty skirt by Proenza Schouler hint at the curves that have, in part, thanks to plenty of nude scenes in the early days of Thrones, made her famous.
She must be too young to remember the original Terminator, I note. “Aw, bless you!” she trills. “But I was very aware of it. Sarah Connor is such an iconic character and there really was this mantle to uphold. But the beauty of this script is that it takes James Cameron’s original characters and puts them in an entirely new scenario, with a new history and everything.”
But while her backstory has been tweaked, Connor (played by a muscular Linda Hamilton in the original franchise) is still the kind of woman who catches bullets in her teeth for breakfast. For Clarke, preparing for the role meant: “Gun training. Lots of gun training. And they said I was really good… but then I was the one holding the gun!” From there: “It was just a case of putting on those Doc Martens and feeling like a badass.”
While on the MTV studios yesterday (June 24) – always promoting Terminator Genisys – this beautiful portrait of Emilia has been taken, she looks so gorgeous!!
While in London last week, promoting Terminator Genesys, Emilia visited the BBC Radio 1 studios and recorded an interview for the Radio1 Breakfast Show, you can listen to it on the BBC Radio1 Official Site. Emilia is around 1h43m :)