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21st Oct 2019

WATCH: The stars of Terminator: Dark Fate teach us how to say “F*CK!” properly

Rory Cashin

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A free acting masterclass right here. You’re welcome.

When you’re coming into a franchise like Terminator, the bar is set pretty high.

Not only did Arnie instantly become iconic with his portrayal as the evil time-travelling robot assassin, he was then followed by Robert Patrick as the liquid metal T-1000, which was even scarier than Arnie was.

On top of that, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor is still the benchmark for Strong Female Action Heroes and outside of Ellen Ripley in Aliens and Rita Vrataski in Edge Of Tomorrow, it is hard to think of anyone else who has come close.

So for Gabriel Luna and Mackenzie Davis to join Terminator: Dark Fate as the new evil robot assassin and new strong female action here respectively, that would be intimidating enough. The fact that they both have to do it in a movie with Arnie and Linda Hamilton, well… that is as high as bars get.

JOE was lucky enough to sit down with Luna and Davis (and Arnie and Linda) in the run-up to the release of the movie and we chatted about everything from their intense first action sequence in the movie to how difficult it is to keep an emotionless, Terminator-y kind of face when you’re being shot at. Davis’ time in Ireland shooting her new horror movie The Turning also came up for discussion.

However, one of the things about Dark Fate is that it is the first Terminator since Rise Of The Machines that isn’t rated 12A, thanks to the increased levels of violence and swearing, which is a whole subsection of why fans flock to the Terminator movies in the first place.

We had to commend Davis, because throughout Dark Fate she drops some killer f-bombs and even Luna joined in saying that one in particular stood out for him. So we had to ask if she wouldn’t mind giving us a quick actor masterclass in how to drop the perfect “F*CK!”. She does not disappoint.

Check out the interview in full right here:

And since you’re here, why not check out the official trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate, which arrives in Irish cinemas on Wednesday 23 October.

Clip via Paramount Pictures

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