Emilia Clarke has ruled herself out of appearing as Sarah Connor in any future Terminator sequels.
Clarke, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, played Connor in last year’s Terminator Genisys. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently hinted at there being a long term future for the franchise, although a sixth film in the sci-fi series recently disappeared from Paramount’s release schedule.
During an interview she gave this week, Clarke distanced herself from the franchise. “No,” Clarke said when Coming Soon asked if she might again play Sarah Connor in future Terminator sequels. “Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up.”
One of those roles is Me Before You, which opens this summer and sees Clarke star opposite fellow Brit Sam Claflin.
“I read the book and it was just the most beautiful thing I had ever read,” she said. “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.”
Me Before You stars Clarke as a woman who begins caring for a wealthy young man (Claflin) after he is paralysed.
Meanwhile, Game Of Thrones returns to screens in the US and UK on Sunday (April 24).