Actually, not. Lena Headey looks great (except for the tattoos, which they cover up for the TV show), but she doesn't have anywhere near the acting chops, or dedication, that Linda Hamilton brought to the role.Originally Posted by Redd
Here's Linda from the Terminator days:
And here she is from Terminator 2:
As you can see, Linda went through quite the physical transformation for this part, getting lean and ripped, ending up at the same weight as in the first movie but adding 15 lbs. of muscle to a thin frame. While Lena Headey also has a thin frame, the only physical transformation I've seen from her is getting someone to draw pretty pictures on her skin, and then getting someone else to cover them up:
The extent of Lena's transformation for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles seems to be limited to hair, wardrobe, and makeup (note the makeup covering her tattoos, and a distinct lack of muscular definition):
Even the newspapers are having a hard time seeing Lena as a proper Sarah Connor.
Hamilton turned the character into a “butt-kicking inspiration to millions of women,” according to the Los Angeles Times.Originally Posted by The GuardianAnd Lena's response is basically that she won't do it on her own time or dime:Originally Posted by Boston Herald critic Mark PerigardAnorexia is something Lena can manage on her own, though.If they were going to give me a month, and a trainer every day, and a chef, then it would be fantastic... it's a TV show, for God's sake!