Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Joins Terminator Reboot
The English actress best known as Khaleesi on "Game of Thrones" will fill the role of Sarah Connor in "Terminator: Genesis."
She's the Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains ... John Connor's mom? Yeah.
It's been almost five years since the last Terminator film, which in Hollywood means it's time for a reboot. "Terminator: Genesis" is set for a 2015 release date, and the cast is falling into place. (Via Warner Bros. / "Terminator: Salvation")
In the central role of Sarah Connor, on Friday Paramount confirmed casting English actress Emilia Clarke. (Via Entertainment Weekly)
Now Clarke is best known as Daenerys Targaryen, or Khaleesi, in "Game of Thrones." In a series full of strong female leads, she's perhaps the strongest.
KHALEESI: "You will release every slave in Yunkai." (Via HBO / "Game of Thrones")
Which is fitting for playing Sarah Connor. Linda Hamilton portrayed the heroine in James Cameron's original "The Terminator" in 1984, dodging bad guys, including Arnold Schwarzenegger's iconic character.
Clarke's confirmation as Sarah Connor brings up some interesting coincidences. Another Clarke — Jason Clarke of "Zero Dark Thirty" — is in talks to play her son from the future. No family relation in real life there. (Via Moviefone)
And Emilia Clarke's "Game of Thrones" co-star, Lena Headey portrayed Sarah Connor on television, in the "Sarah Connor Chronicles." She plays Queen Mother Cersei Lannister in "Game of Thrones."
By the way, Schwarzenegger is supposed to be back as well. No word on whether he'll reprise the role of a somewhat older Skynet villain.
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