Jason Clarke

John Con­nor in Ter­mi­na­tor Genisys

SFX - - Rated / Cinema -

What ap­pealed to you about the script? It was putting John’s char­ac­ter at the heart of what Judge­ment Day is. And John be­ing the per­son that’s sup­posed to save the world vs the prob­lem that could de­stroy the world. I found that very in­ter­est­ing. That was one of the smartest and best rea­sons for go­ing back to this fran­chise: you ex­plore good science fic­tion themes.

Did you try to in­cor­po­rate any of the traits of the pre­vi­ous John Con­nors into your ver­sion? I watched and loved Ed­die Fur­long in the sec­ond one. I felt it was im­por­tant that you see that child that Ed­die did so well – that ir­rev­er­ent, smart, savvy lit­tle kid. That as John be­comes or en­ters the ma­chine, and does his deal with the devil, this free­dom for the child should come back. You’ve seen this war­rior; this war­lord; this re­mote, dis­tant guy; and he’s set free at a cer­tain point now he ac­cepts cer­tain things. I did try to put that in.

How was work­ing with Arnie? We had a lot of funny mo­ments with Arnold, just sit­ting in his trailer. I mean, I don’t smoke cigars, but I had one with Arnold, be­cause how can you not? [ Arnold voice] “Have a sto­gie?” “Okay, yeah.” Pulled a chair up in the New Or­leans night – be­cause we shot a lot of nights – and had a sto­gie. It was fuck­ing hi­lar­i­ous. Richard Jor­dan

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