Emilia Clarke is done with Terminator – who’s the next Sarah Connor?

The Game Of Thrones star won't be back.

Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys
She won't be back Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys. Image Picture Paramount

She won’t be back. The Mother of Dragons is no longer the mother of humanity’s last hope.

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has revealed she’s done playing Sarah Connor in the Terminator franchise.

The British actress portrayed the sci-fi heroine in last summer’s Terminator Genisys, but she’s already called it a day on the series.

Speaking to Coming Soon, Clarke confirmed that Arnold Schwarzenegger will have to find a new leading lady in future Terminator instalments.

“No. Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up,” Clarke said when quizzed about Connor.

The 29-year-old’s next major movie role is in the romantic drama Me Before You, and she admitted that she signed up for the film as an antidote to Terminator.

“I read the book, and it was just the most beautiful thing I had ever read. I was shooting Terminator at the time and had a rocket launcher in my hand while crying like a little girl,” she explained.

“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.”

Clarke’s Terminator exit is hardly a shock – Genisys opened to bad reviews and failed to catch fire at the American box office in 2015. Still, a follow-up is reportedly in the works so the hunt is on for a new Sarah Connor.

After Linda Hamilton made the role her own in the first two Terminators, Lena Headey took over for the short-lived 2000s TV series.

That makes two Game Of Thrones stars who’ve played Connor on film. Maybe Arnie and co should go back to the HBO series to recast the role.

Maybe Sophie Turner, Natalie Dormer or – if it’s Connor: The Early Years – Maisie Williams could be in with a shout?

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