Terminator Genisys is the fifth installment of an ongoing franchise, but it looks like it won't be able to count on all its actors for the next chapter. Emilia Clarke, who was the third actress to play the iconic role of Sarah Connor, said she would definitely not return for another Terminator movie.
Although it went on to gross $440 million worldwide, the mostly negative critical reception of Terminator Genisys led production company Skydance to say they would "readjust" their strategy regarding the trilogy that was originally planned. And Clarke's declarations will certainly not help put the project back on track.
Emilia Clarke Gives Sarah Connor A Clear 'No'
Talking to Coming Soon, the British actress made it clear that she was envisioning a Terminator-free future. Asked if she would ever play Sarah Connor again, her answer was straight to the point.
"No. Can I say that? It's okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up."
At least there's no room for speculation.
From 'Terminator' To 'Me Before You'
It's true that she's probably got enough on her plate at the moment, what with being Daenerys in Game of Thrones and all. She's also very happy with her role in the upcoming Me Before You, which comes out June 3.
Based on the book by Jojo Moyes, Me Before You is the love story between a care assistant, Louisa, and a recently paralyzed man named William, played by Sam Claflin. Clarke said that she felt the character of Louisa was simply made for her.
"I read the book and it was just the most beautiful thing I had ever read. I was shooting 'Terminator' at the time and had a rocket launcher in my hand while crying like a little girl. I felt like the author, Jojo Moyes, had found a part of me and just wrote it down. I knew that I just had to play the role."
She also pointed out that it was a refreshing change from her work on Game of Thrones, which is obviously miles away from a lovey-dovey romantic comedy.
"Khaleesi doesn't laugh. She doesn't smile. She's really serious. She takes her work very seriously. This role is the complete opposite. It's affecting, but it's a comedy as well. There's some very funny moments in it… It's a simple love story that talks about people's rights."
Will We Ever Get New 'Terminator' Sequels?
As for the future of Terminator, it's still unclear whether the new trilogy will ever get a new go. While the second and third movies were respectively set for release on May 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018, the former was already scrapped from Paramount's release schedule back in January.
Although Skydance Media Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg said that they were "ultimately happy with [the] overall worldwide numbers" of Genisys, the movie's low ratings (28 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an audience score of 55 percent) have evidently affected future developments.