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HBO’s juggernaut hit “Game of Thrones” has just ended, and the show’s principal characters Lena Headey as Cersei Lancaster, and Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen have a lot more in common with terminating robots of the future than most.
“Game of Thrones” has been on the air since 2011, that is four years on the air, with six seasons under its belt already. Headey and Clarke have been working before then: Headey in Fox TV’s “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” and Clarke in bit parts in TV movies and shows.
As Clarke will play the famous Sarah Connor, the mother of John Connor and subsequent birther of the revolution against the rise of Skynet in “Terminator Genisys,” Headey – back in 2008 to 2009 – also played another version of Sarah on the aforementioned “Sarah Connor Chronicles.”
For two seasons, Headey’s Sarah Connor – which took place two years after “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” – and her son saw themselves travelling from the past in the 1990s to the future, after 2001. In their distant future they have a female Terminator protecting a teenage John. Resistance followers traveling from the future to their timeline, more Terminators trying to kill them; and Brian Austin Green, from “Beverly Hills 90210,” behaving like a militant.
While the show only lasted for two seasons, it became part of the canon. Headey fully embodied Sarah: her angst, her lack of trust, and her one and only motive, fight the future.
It will be exciting to see what Clarke’s Sarah will be like in the upcoming “Terminator Genisys,” out July 1st, 2015.