Before the two discussed their reunion in Tim Miller's installment,Schwarzenegger participated in a round of "Spill Your Guts" with Corden. The game focuses on asking tough questions, and if a player can't "spill their guts," they must eat one of several undesirable dishes. This round's menu featured some exceptionally gross options: bird saliva and turkey testicles.
Questions forSchwarzenegger included what was a lie he told while serving as California's governor. Instead of eating an unsavory dish, the actor and politician revealed that the infamous use of "FUCK YOU" in a veto letter toCalifornia assemblyman Tom Ammiano in 2010 was intentional.Speaking to reporters at the time, the former governor had said the f-bomb "was a total coincidence."
When the gross table of food was turned on Corden, Schwarzenegger asked the host what he said to Ivanka Trump when he and the president's daughter both recently attended the same wedding. The late-night host shared that he, along with Orlando Bloom, drunkenly told Ivanka, "You can do something. You can make a difference." Ivanka, according to Corden, replied "I'm trying," and the following day approached him to say, "I bet you got a headache."
"I love this man, and it grows better with every film," Hamilton remarked.
"I've done two Terminator movies without Linda. Finally, she's back," Schwarzenegger added.
Asked to sum up what happens in the latest installment of the franchise, Hamilton joked, "What doesn't happen?" Then, summing up the events of the film, of which audiences can see starting Nov. 1, the actress added, "Sarah Connor can't but help getting involved."
Schwarzenegger explained how his infamous Terminator role has evolved from "a killing machine" to a robot who's adapted to the human world, now calling himself Carl and selling, of all things, drapes.
When Hamilton was asked how it felt to recite Schwarzenegger's famous "I'll be back" quote, she quipped, "It does come with pressure. You can't say it without sounding like Arnold...I gave it my own little thing eventually."
T he Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch an in-depth analysis of the most recent Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer music, which wasn’t actually created by John Williams. Plus, Arnold Schwarzenegger provides an extensive breakdown of some of his most memorable characters from throughout his career, and Paul Rudd takes a quiz to determine which Paul Rudd character he would be.
First up, for GQ, Arnold Schwarzenegger takes a look back at some of his most memorable roles. Of course he hits up The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, goes through Predator and Kindergarten Cop, talks about Total Recall and True Lies, and even recalls Jingle All the Way. But he starts with his first major role as himself in the documentary Pumping Iron.
Next, if you loved the music from the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, you might be surprised to hear that although the themes present come from John Williams, these renditions do not come from him. Instead, it’s a composer named Blakus who played with familiar themes and pulled at our hearts, and this analysis by Charles Cornell digs deep into the music to explain how it’s different.
Finally, the immortal Paul Rudd has aged a day since he started acting so many years ago. But which of Paul Rudd’s characters is the most Paul Rudd? BuzzFeed had him sit down to take a quiz in order to figure out which of his many characters actually fit the bill of the real Paul Rudd. Which one is it?
Hadley Robinson will lead the adaptation of the Jennifer Mathieu book.
Amy Poehler's sophomore feature for Netflix has added two more to its cast, with Patrick Schwarzenegger set and Ike Barinholtz in final talks to join Moxie.
Based on the book of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu, the feature tells the story of a girl played by Hadley Robinson from a small town who is inspired by her mother's Riot Girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.
Tamara Chestna adapted the movie. Morgan Sackett will produce, along with Poehler and Kim Lessing via their Paper Kite banner, which is behind Netflix series Russian Doll.
Moxie, which has begun filming in Los Angeles, is Poehler's directorial follow-up to the streamer's Wine Country.
Schwarzenegger, repped by UTA, Management 360 and Bloom Hergott, can next be seen in thriller Daniel Isn't Real.
Barinholtz can currently be seen on Fox animated comedy Bless The Harts which was recently picked up for a second season, and was last seen in Amazon comedy Late Night. He is repped by UTA, Artists First and Morris Yorn.
Yeah, yeah, we’ve all been here before. Just four years ago, actually, when Terminator: Genisys was released. A movie, I should add, that I still have to look up the spelling. It’s kind of crazy at this point how many times the Terminator franchise has been rebooted. Well, just saying “rebooted” is too simple, since the first two installments, James Cameron’s Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, are always allowed to stand as canon. It’s what comes after that’s been the problem.
And that problem is Terminator was never really set up as any kind of a trilogy. At the end of T2, the heroes won. Not only was John Connor saved, but it ended Skynet’s dominant future. There was nothing really set up for a third movie. A third entry is always going to wind up being a bit convoluted. In Terminator: Rise of the Machines, the plot is basically, “Well, maybe Skynet comes back anyway and there are new people it should kill.” Which, to be honest, is similar to the plot of Terminator: Dark Fate, we’ll get to that. Terminator: Salvation at least tried something new, but it’s a grim, grey looking movie with little to no semblance of “fun” to be had. Yes, Terminator and T2 are fun! And then looking up the spelling again Terminator: Genisys is pretty much just nonsense. It’s a terrible Terminator movie but, on its own, kind of does classify as “dumb fun.” If I were forced to rewatch one of these three movies, I honestly think I’d pick Genisys.
But there’s a huge element missing in all those, now erased, attempts at a third Terminator movie: Linda Hamilton.
In retrospect, it’s weird these movies kept trying without Hamilton. Sarah Connor is the main character of the first two films! And then in Rise of the Machines, we learn our main character just died off-screen in-between movies. Alrighty. What Terminator: Dark Fate teaches us, pretty quickly, is that these movies have always been Linda Hamilton’s movies and trying to keep churning them out without her was a lesson in futility. She adds a weight to Dark Fate that is palpable and, frankly, this movie doesn’t work without her either.
Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate with James Cameron finally returning in a producer role and receiving a story credit starts in 1998, depicting an event featuring a de-aged Hamilton and a de-aged Arnold Schwarzenegger that sets off the story we watch 20 plus years later. I won’t spoil what happens here, even though it’s literally the first scene of the movie. But, yes, it’s an attention grabber.
In the present, the story shifts to Mexico, where a new Terminator Rev-9 Gabriel Luna is sent back from the future to find and kill a young woman named Dani Natalia Reyes. Shortly after, Grace Mackenzie Davis appears, sent from the future, to find and protect Dani. So, the trailers really play up that Grace is a “fighting machine.” So much so that I was worried that’s all this would be: a one-dimensional character who is good in a fight. And, yes, Grace is part machine. Her body had to be repaired with machinery after a life-threatening injury, but this also comes with consequences. Her body has a tendency to overheat after altercations and she’s constantly on the lookout for the right medications and adrenaline to keep her alive. As we spend more time with Grace, her role becomes more and more complicated. She’s often strong, but she’s often weak. She is less “fighting machine” and more fits into the “Kyle Reese” role.
How does Sarah Connor fit into all of this? As Grace and Dani are on the run from the Rev-9, Sarah shows up with a bazooka that temporarily disables the Rev-9, allowing the three to escape. This happens about 25 minutes into the movie, and from here on out Terminator Dark Fate becomes a road trip movie. Where are they headed? Sarah explains that once every couple of years, she receives a mysterious text with the coordinates of where a new Terminator will appear, along with a sentimental message I’ll leave this out for spoiler reasons. She has no idea who or what is sending them, but Grace traces the coordinates back to a location in Texas. So off these three go into the unknown. And who is even sending these Terminators? Grace has never heard of Skynet. Grace has never heard of Sarah Connor much to Sarah’s surprise. Skynet doesn’t exist. Sarah and John still successfully stopped it from becoming a reality. But now there’s something sinister lurking in the future and Dani plays a central role in stopping it.
There’s a scene late in the film that features Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, standing side by side, both with machine guns, unloading everything they have into the new Terminator. I actually got a chill down my back seeing these two together again, and for the first time in almost 30 years. These movies have always been Sarah Connor’s continuing story, but the past movies either tried to exist without her or, once, reboot her. But with Terminator: Dark Fate we finally have the third chapter to her story, which at its essence is the Terminator franchise. Though, yes, by nature the story does have to be a little convoluted after the events of T2 and this time, it’s basically just a whole new evil entity, but Linda Hamilton is Terminator. And that’s why Terminator: Dark Fate is the best Terminator movie since T2.
Sarah Connor may be sci-fi filmdom's most badass female action hero this side of Alien 's Ripley. While played subsequently by numerous actresses in sequels and a TV show, the role is most indelibly linked to the performances turned in by Linda Hamilton in James Cameron's 1984 original Terminator , and Terminator 2: Judgment Day . Cameron washed his hands of the series after the rights were scooped out from under him by Mario Kassar and Andy Vajna, until he had a change of heart and lent a creative hand to director Tim Miller on the upcomingTerminator: Dark Fate . Arnold Schwarzenegger continued to reprise his signature cyborg, but Hamilton demurred. She only seriously entertained coming back when Cameron did. Between Cameron's first and second film, Hamilton transformed herself from a reluctant heroine with everywoman qualities, into a jacked action heroine. After setting the bar so high, could she be as convincing 28 years later? That was one of the key questions for the movie. It took a year, but she got there with the guidance of Mackie Shilstone, who has spent 43 years in the wellness sports performance industry helping to mold elite athletes and soldiers. The results will be on full display when Dark Fate opens November 1. Here, Shilstone —who is the father of Deadline's Social Media Director Scott Shilstone — explains the process in detail, down to specific exercises and diet. He cautions aspiring Sarah Connors to get fully evaluated by a physician before even attempting something like what Hamilton endured.
Though I have spent 43 years training 3,000 pro athletes, including 11 years with world champion tennis player Serena Williams, various sports teams, and volunteer work with special forces, a call I received from Hollywood director-producer and innovator James Cameron presented a daunting challenge.
Aware of my reputation for extending careers through exercise and nutrition, Cameron said he wanted me to help Linda Hamilton to get as close as she could to the incredible physical shape her character Sarah Connor displayed in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Considering that movie filmed 28 years ago, and Hamilton was 61 when this offer came in, I wasn't interested, frankly. But I was aware of and admired that Cameron's movies were always built around themes of female empowerment, long before it was fashionable. And he said something that got me thinking. Cameron told me he wanted to change Hollywood's mantra of “throwing female actors away, after the age of forty.”
Still, I was skeptical that at her age, Hamilton would be able to survive the training long enough to get to the production in the shape Cameron needed her to be. I told Cameron I would accept, conditioned on Hamilton passing extensive medical and physiological evaluations, including cardiopulmonary stress testing for heart rate training guidelines, pulmonary assessment, laboratory studies, DXA Scan for body composition determination, vision screening, radiology scans, physical therapy and orthopedic assessment.
She passed all the tests, and I met her in New Orleans — my hometown — where Hamilton had recently purchased a home. When Linda entered the one-year comprehensive performance program, she was a 61-year-old, out-of-shape female in need of body composition adjustment. That's not an insult: it's not unlike hundreds of similar women of the same age and stage in life. Post-menopausal women tend to accrue more visceral abdominal fat, and this places them at risk of Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. While many women don't realize this, women in this age group have the same cardiovascular risk as a man — the result of changes in their estrogen-dominate hormone system.
We started with three weeks of rigorous training to see if she could hold up under the training stress — both physical and mental. She did. But not without some concerns. Hamilton's biggest concern was that the audience would compare her to what she looked like 28 years ago. The other apprehension was two-fold — that she would let me down by not living up the physical expectations I was accustomed to with my athlete clients. And most importantly, that she would not be physically able to handle the rigorous part — appearing weak — the age factor.
“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The studio budget provided for the creation of a home gym for training, and I soon realized that physiology aside, Linda Hamilton was not like most 61-year-old women. How many of them have the determination and willpower reminiscent of the Sarah Connor character she left behind nearly three decades ago? What was unique compared to other women I've seen in my prior hospital-affiliated wellness programs, was Linda's attitude. Many women at that point tend to throw in the towel and accept what is. Linda had an inherit drive and determination to make a change. It is one that other women might use as a road map for their life — that you can affect positive change if you are willing to take a first step. What was that step? In the face of adversity, you must see opportunity to feel and look better, and take back ownership of your health.
Every day, when I would come over to train, Linda had a smile on her face and an attitude that was infectious. I am 68, 5'8” and 142 pounds, and I took the steps with her. I think she drew strength at what I could do, physically and mentally, and she wanted to match or surpass it.
One incident that solidified that point came while we were in the gym that we built in an annex of her home. I had ordered 6- and 8-pound medicine balls that we use for combative training — boxing, special forces — made of parachute material, all of the same diameter despite the weight. I taught her a rotational slam, where you place the ball close to the hip, cradled in both hands, then you rotate and slam the ball into a concrete or solid wall. You judge the power by the sound the ball makes against the wall. The ball comes off the wall fast, and you must catch it and immediately repeat another throw — so that it replicates the rapid fire of a machine gun.
When Linda would marvel at the force that I could generate at my size, I would remind her that it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Linda's first try knocked her down, when the ball hit her on the rebound. She picked that ball up and did it again. Same result. She got knocked down. I did the movement with her and soon we were slamming the door to the gym so hard it was off the hinges.
Courtesy Mackie Shilstone
We would start each session asking who in our lives we were knocking down today. Door broken, we moved to the wall adjacent to it. I was having a bad day. She knew it and said, you're first up. My first shot smashed into the wall and literally shattered a large section. I apologized, but to this day she refuses to get it fixed. To her, it was a symbol of what can come from commitment. Linda never deviated from that message — commitment over contribution.
The first three months of work encompassed six days per week, 1.5 to 2 hours of circuit training exercises, using a cable weight apparatus with arms, permitting functional human movement patterns. Then, core training using a stability ball, steady state and interval cardio training on an elliptical device, power training with a specially-designed medicine ball. All this with specialized pre-habilitation injury prevention exercises based on her bio-mechanical analysis.
Hamilton had two AM/PM additional, scripted, heart-rate monitored sessions on the elliptical lasting 45 minutes.
A typical circuit session might include:
Core: Gym Ball — Alternate between lower & upper exercises Lower Crunches — legs grip side of ball with heels on ground Lower Hyperextension — Upper torso stabilizing on elbows Upper Crunch — lifting 12 inches off the ball Upper Hyperextension — knees against ball, feet against wall Med Ball Warm-Up Chest throws Overhead two-arm slam down Resistance Tubing: Parallel to ground: Chest Press — arms below 80 degrees, abducted away from body Horizontal Abducted Row — below 80 degrees Close Grip Chest Press — arms at 90 degrees at sides, cord under armpits Close Grip Rows — arms to 90 degrees at sides Bow & Arrow — pull back parallel to ground, slightly seated position Legs: Forward Assisted Lunges — waist high attachment
The exercise would not alone have achieved her goal without an equally rigorous nutritional regimen. Prescriptive meals were delivered to her home twice a week — with medically approved nutritional supplements to support preservation of lean muscle mass and mobilization of body fat — monitored by DXA scans every six weeks. Despite what has been alluded to in inadequate Internet reporting, at no time during my training with Linda did I provide her with any prescription medication. Every nutrient combination used was medically approved in advance and placed in her private medical record, which assisted in her dramatic transformation.
A typical meal plan:
Breakfast: • Egg white veggie & avocado omelet, fresh berries • Egg, veggie and ground turkey breast scramble • Scrambled eggs and veggies • Non/low-fat Greek yogurt with fresh berries • May add oatmeal, whole grain/Ezekiel toast or fresh fruit to meals
Lunch/Dinner: • Large green salad with ample veggies & lean protein, olive oil/vinegar side • Lean protein grilled, baked, steamed, broiled, boiled, blackened or roasted using olive oil, steamed, roasted or grilled veggies using olive oil, 1/2 cup brown rice, quinoa, or sweet potato • 6 oz protein with each meal • unlimited starchy veggies • Olive oil used in place of butter • Healthy fats with meals: avocado, olive oil, nuts/nut butter • Fatty fish salmon/tuna weekly
Her dedication brought her remarkable results over the first three months, but we were hardly done. In the final nine months, Linda's training became more functional to what would be required of her Sarah Connor character in the film. We moved to a high school football field. The purpose was to emphasize footwork. That encompasses short sprints, agility drills, and combat training. No way we were going to let a stunt double take her place. Or worse, put her in the position to get pushed around by a younger adversary.
During that period, Hamilton was becoming an Industrial athlete. That meant many of the associated aches and pains that come with this non-profession athlete designation. Low- and mid-back discomfort, shoulder fatigue and lower-extremity aches and pains. Physical therapy onsite and chiropractic care addressed these issues when they arose.
The most unrelenting feeling was the result of 12 weeks of nothing more than train, eat, train, eat, train, eat, sleep — with one week off at the six-week mark to allow for restoration, so that we could push harder over the next six weeks. She allowed her life to exist around the performance system that I put in place and for all practical purposes we became training partners. Though our breaks between exercises were short by design, we spoke about our families and I felt like I became part of hers, and she part of mine.
Any women reading this and thinking of replicating Hamilton's regimen should first see a doctor and make sure it is safe. And they should know Hamilton, for Terminator 2 28 years ago, was quite ripped by body building standards. Especially her arms, or at least that is what I would hear most from envious women. At age 63, understanding the effects of sarcopenia — loss of muscle with age and dynapenia, and the associated loss of strength — was critically important. Education, and the technology learned from my prior experiences from wound care, provided the solution: the use of an amino acid blend — arginine, HMB, a metabolite of the anabolic amino acid leucine, and glutamine. This partially addressed this issue.
Research demonstrated that the standard 0.8 grams per kilogram for protein requirements would not begin to address Hamilton's needs with the associated intense training. Based on DXA scans every six weeks, the daily protein requirement was determined down to the gram, as with my athlete clients.
It was fascinating to watch Hamilton's progress in real time. One example was the use of a functional exercise to push away an opponent — like wresting for a weapon. It's called the Chest Push. Using a stability ball 65cm, assume a standard push-up position — chest resting on the ball, hands on each side of the ball — with legs extended and spread in a wide base for stability. Press into the ball with your chest, then exhale and push up with hands. Return to the starting position and repeat 5-10 times.
When we started, Hamilton fell off the ball — the inability to stabilize in an upright, extended position. By Week 12, she was performing 15.
The results? Even though you only had to look at her to see Linda's metamorphosis back to Sarah Connor, we had her condition reassessed before she departed to the location sites in Budapest and Spain in June of 2018. It was amazing to see a 60-plus female drop 15% of her body fat mass. That is a number less than most healthy, athletic 20 year olds, with increase in lean muscle, stamina, and endurance. In our year together, Linda did not suffer any major injury setback during our project.
Hamilton will rank as one of the best I have had the honor to help. Her drive, discipline, and commitment to excellence was matched only by her love of her craft and compassion, as she said, for anyone who follows with me in her footsteps.
As for Cameron, the filmmaker who brought this challenge to our doorstep?
Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock
In one of his last communications, after he was provided with pictures of Hamilton just prior to the project's completion, Cameron emailed me and borrowed words you would expect to hear from her co-star, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Governator will next reprise his role as T-800 in 'Terminator: Dark Fate,' opening Nov. 1.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed with UTA in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He was previously with CAA.
One of the most successful entertainment-politics crossover stars, the Austrian native won Mr. Universe at age 20 and Mr. Olympia seven times. He parlayed that bodybuilding success into global superstardom through movies including Conan, Total Recall, True Lies and especially the Terminator franchise, where he will reprise his role as T-800 in Terminator: Dark Fate, opening Nov. 1.
In all, Schwarzenegger's films have grossed more than $4.7 billion worldwide. He's starred in an array of genres from action to comedy, including Hercules in New York, The Expendables, Conan, Commando, Predator, Last Action Hero, Twins and Kindergarten Cop. In 1977 he won a Golden Globe for best acting debut in a motion picture for the dramedy Stay Hungry, starring alongside Jeff Bridges and Sally Field.
In addition to Dark Fate, Schwarzenegger is set to voice a character in the Stan Lee-created animated series Superhero Kindergarten, and play the president in Kung Fury 2. That latter role is a wink of sorts to Schwarzenegger's political career, in which he served as governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
Schwarzenegger founded the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at USC, the non-profit Regions of Climate Action and the After-School All-Stars Program. His passion for environmental issues also manifested in executive and starring in the Emmy-winning Showtime documentary Years of Living Dangerously, and his expertise in physical fitness led to serving as chairman of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.
Schwarzenegger chronicled his unique and diverse career in the best-selling autobiography Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. He also has penned several books and countless articles on bodybuilding.
He continues to be represented by attorney Patrick Knapp of Goodman Schenkman and financial partner Paul Wachter of Main Street Advisors.