Emilia Clarke rules out appearing in ‘Terminator’ sequels

The actresses says she will not be returning to the franchise

Emilia Clarke, who played Sarah Conor in the latest Terminator film, has said she will not appear in any sequels.

The actor responded bluntly when she was asked if she would reprise the role, telling film site Coming Soon: “No. Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up.”

Clarke starred in the fifth film in the science fiction franchise, Terminator Genisys, which was released last year. Set in 1984, it follows Sarah Connor during her younger years, before the birth of her son John Connor, who goes on to become the leader of the human resistance. The film also saw the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who last appeared in the third instalment of the series, 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

While Genisys grossed over $440m in the box office, it received mixed reviews from critics. Following its release, Skydance chief creative officer Dana Goldberg announced that the franchise would be “readjusting” its plans for additional Terminator sequels.

The Game of Thrones star is set to appear on the big screen later this year as the lead in Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Me Before You, in which she plays a woman who begins caring for a wealthy young man (Sam Claflin) who has recently become paralyzed.