Edward Furlong unimpressed by 'Terminator: Dark Fate' role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 November 2019
Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong was unimpressed by his role in 'Terminator: Dark Fate', as he only shot for one day on the film

Edward Furlong was left unimpressed by his role in 'Terminator: Dark Fate'.

The actor made a return to the franchise after 28 years in the recent film, but only made a cameo appearance as John Connor and worked for just a single day on set. He admitted that he wanted to play a bigger role in the film.

The 42-year-old actor was reunited with Linda Hamilton in the very first scene of the film and was de-aged to make him look like a teenager again.

Edward said: "They smoked my ass! That was the role. I did it for a day – I shot for one day. And, yeah, we did some CGI. They paid me. So, I mean, ya know. It kinda bums me out. Cause I'd love to do a whole one and make a s***-ton of money. I would love to do more, but we'll see what happens."

'Terminator: Dark Fate' is a direct sequel to 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' and reunited Linda with Arnold Schwarzenegger's iconic character. It has failed, however to perform at the box office and there were reports of friction between director Tim Miller and franchise creator James Cameron.

Tim recently ruled out the prospect of working alongside James again.

When asked, he said: "No, but it has nothing to do with whatever trauma I have from the experience, it's more than I just don't want to be in a situation again where I don't have the control to do what I think is right."

James had previously suggested that there were tensions on set, suggesting that the film was "forged in fire".

He said: "The blood is still being scrubbed off the walls from those creative battles. This is a film that was forged in fire."

Terminator: Dark Fate

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tim Miller
  • Cast: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta
  • UK release: 31 October 2019

In present-day Mexico City, Sarah Connor (Hamilton) forms fractious ties with augmented future soldier Grace (Davis) to protect Dani (Reyes) from a cyborg (Luna). Miller knows Hamilton is his trump card, and this female-focus reset brings heart, horror, focus and ferocity back to the series. Refreshing..