Series 26, Episode 4 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Debbie Harry, Nadiya Hussain
Arnold Schwarzenegger, talking about being reunited with Linda Hamilton in their new movie, Terminator Dark Fate, 28 years after their last film, says: "It was really nice. Really fantastic after all those years."
Talking about the first movie, he says, "Before Terminator I thought I would be stuck in muscle movies like Conan, but it let me cross over into action movies."
Asked about his political career, he says, "I hate politics. Even when I was Governor (of California) I never considered myself a politician. I was a public servant who created policies to make things better for people."
Asked if he's disappointed that because he is Austrian he can't run for president, he says, "Of course. It would have been great to jump in and run. It's the only thing I can't do in America. Everything else I've done is because it is in America, it's the land of opportunity."
Linda, asked about getting in shape for the role of Sarah Connor says, "It took a lot of good hard work to get some level of fitness. But, I don't have hormones any more so after a year of no carbs they still had to add padding to my ass!"
Arnold interjects, "Linda set the bar high for all female action roles. She really is a bad ass!"
Asked how she was persuaded by James Cameron, her ex-husband and director of the new movie, to reprise the role, she says, "We don't talk at all. He rang three times and it was only on the third call when he mentioned it was about work that I rang him back! It took me a little while to decide if I had something more to do with her character."
Revealing that she'd had to be persuaded to do the very first Terminator, she says: "I didn't want to do it at all. I was a snotty New York actress and I didn't want to go to California. It was only when I saw Arnie on set and he was fantastic, that I thought, 'I'm in'"
Arnold, a little crestfallen, says, "You didn't want to work with me? That's the first time I've heard that story."
Debbie Harry, talking about her autobiography Face it, says, "Many bits [of my life] are a blur but after writing it so much has come back to me. It's been good for me."
Talking about the fame and success she achieved in a very short time at the start of her career with Blondie, she says, "It was very exciting. It was terrific, and we took full advantage of it!"
Nadiya Hussain, talking about her memoir Finding My Voice and her son's reaction to it, says: "After he'd read some of it he said, 'I like the book, but there are better writers!'"
Asked about her success and whether she has come to terms with being a role model, she says "If you'd asked me four years ago I would have said that I just wanted to cook and write and being Muslim was incidental, but now I see how important the role is that I have."
The music is from DJ Spoony's Garage Classical. DJ Spoony and The Sugababes perform Flowers with the Ignition Orchestra live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat.
- Friday 18th October 2019
- BBC One
- 50 minutes
Cast & crew
|Graham Norton||Host / Presenter|
|Deborah Harry (as Debbie Harry)||Guest|
|Johnathan Joseph (as DJ Spoony)||Guest|
|Keisha Buchanan (as The Sugababes)||Guest|
|Mutya Buena (as The Sugababes)||Guest|
|Siobhán Donaghy (as The Sugababes)||Guest|
|Jon Magnusson||Series Producer|
|Graham Stuart||Executive Producer|
|Catherine Strauss||Line Producer|
|Chris Webster||Production Designer|
|Mandy Furlonger||Make-up Designer|
|Chris Rigby||Lighting Designer|
|Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis)||Composer|
Arnold Schwarzenegger on how he developed James Cameron's Terminator character by giving him a day job.
Mr Norton recently told Radio Times that he doesn't deserve his £610,000 salary, but you'll be the judge of that as he gathers Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton for a Terminator reunion. Also on this week are Blondie's Debbie Harry and TV chef Nadiya Hussain.Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 18th October 2019