Natalia Reyes is the personification of the two biggest questions posed in Terminator: Dark Fate . Reyes plays Dani, a young Mexican who is being hunted by a brand new Terminator. So question one is, what makes Dani so important? The second question comes from the man himself, Terminator Star Arnold Schwarzenegger .
"It's under a lot of pressure because the question you're asking is not just that you can go through it, but it would also do the People Buy-In? You never know that, "Schwarzenegger said when asked about his co-star. "I always said at the beginning that this would be the challenge of the film. Either people will shop in these new women [or not]. That's the key. "
Reyes also felt this pressure. The actress, whose biggest role played before Terminator in the Colombian soap opera Lady La Vendedora de Rosas admits that she does not join the Terminator franchise took seriously.
"I hate it when I hear" Terminator 6, "my brain goes" Ugh "the actress said this week in Los Angeles to io9. "You do not really want to do the sixth of anything, do you?" But I think the first thing you ask as an actor is, "Why, why are you telling this story for the sixth time?" And then I said, "Oh, James Cameron is back Oh, Linda Hamilton is back "I think those are the big things about this movie."
Two of the big things, sure, but there's a lot more The return of Cameron and Hamilton for the first time since 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day certainly gives Dark Fate more weight than the previous three episodes Between Cameron's first two warning stories about technology and the present has passed, the subject still continues on.This was another reason for Reyes to take the plunge.
"Now, in 2019, it is so important and relevant to think about [again]"she said. "To have this film and to see in our lives how dependable we are on technology, how important our mobile is, how useless we are without it, that's more than relevant." ] Linda Hamilton is back as Sarah Connor and Dani shares much of her story. ” data-poster-src=”” data-anim-src=”” data-cropped=”false” class=”dv4r5q-1 hEuYft”/>
Linda Hamilton is back as Sarah Connor and Dani shares much of her story. Photo : Paramount
When Cameron's original Terminator came out in 1984, Reyes had not been born yet. She captured Terminator 2: Judgment Day years after its release on television and returned to the original and quickly became a fan.
"I just received this [memory] from Sarah Connor doing the pull-ups and "Wow," she said, "I see these robots and the eye and the hand … the movie is just part of pop culture. We all know about it. And it's a classic because it's universal. That's why it's so important. You told this story 35 years ago. And 35 years later we can tell plot and story, but totally new and updated and different and fresh and cool and still be a great movie.
These "all-new", "fresh and cool" updates also speak on a different level with Reyes. A more personal and probably the most important reason for her to take on the role.
"Sarah Connor was a waitress. She was a single mother. She was nobody. And suddenly she was this huge action heroine. I do not think you have many references as a woman [like that] and especially not as Latino. You do not have a Latino character like this, "Reyes said. "You saw Michelle Rodriguez playing some stuff, but I think that's why it's so important, we need to create those roles, we need to make those references."
With Dani, Reyes does For sure, like Sarah, the character starts out as a strong-minded but anonymous woman who leads a simple, humble life, only when a Rev-9 Terminator (Gabriel Luna) is sent back from the future to her kill, an intensified human soldier named Grace (Mackenzie Davis) is sent to protect her, Dani finds out that she is destined for more, and she quickly becomes as impressive a figure as Sarah Connor, but still unique and modern.
"That's 2019. I think things are changing. And we like to think about weapons and violence and how different women can be Reyes said, "Sarah is really obsessed with guns. That's how she became strong. But then you see Grace and she uses boys, but she does not really like guns. She is more of a fighter. So, what is Dani's strength? How is she getting stronger? What are your weapons?
The answer might surprise you.
"Being on set and creating this character with Tim [Miller, director] was really interesting because we discovered things," Reyes said. "We've been thinking about how important talking is You can see this right now because people are always moved by social media or whatever, how will Dani be the leader, how will she be a strong woman, she will turn people into another [with her words.] "
How Dani's Words and Forte Will Affect a Future that Sarah Connor believed she had stopped – but not – w [19459021Ifdifficult Dark Fate will be released on November 1. But there is at least one person who believes that Reyes and her character Dani have more than lived up to all of these pressures and expectations.
"Just like Linda Hamilton in the first Terminator [Natalia] comes as this innocent little girl you would not expect [to be] a leader, "said Schwarzenegger. "You never thought if you saw [Sarah] working in a restaurant, will this be a future leader? Come on. But then it sneaks up to you. And she is getting stronger. She makes decisions. Suddenly she takes over more and more. And so we see that [Dani] becomes the leader. [Natalia’s] has done an extraordinary job.
The upcoming party of Natalia Reyes, also known as Terminator: Dark Fate will open on Friday.
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