It has been 34 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger became the terrifying Terminator, sent from the future to hunt down and kill off Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) in the science-fiction Film by James Cameron, where he said those iconic, unforgettable words "I'll be back" in his strong Austrian accent.

The two Hollywood actors were together again seven years later when a rebooted and repurposed version of The Terminator went back in time again, but this time to protect Connor and her son, activist John Connor. That film was “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” In the meantime, there have been a number of Terminator films which all tended to be a lacklustre sequel to the sequel.

New 'Terminator' film sees the return of Schwarzenegger and Hamilton

Now James Cameron is back with the new film “Terminator: Dark Fate.” The good thing about the new film is that Schwarzenegger is officially back, and not just in the lines he spoke in previous films. Not only that, but Hamilton is also reprising her role as Sarah Connor, mother to John Connor.

As reported by Collider, it was her 62nd birthday in November last year and Arnold celebrated by tweeting “before and after” photos of the pair. My, how they’ve changed!

AP interview with Linda Hamilton

Five or six minutes of footage from the movie was screened at CinemaCon in Las Vegas recently and Hamilton was interviewed by Associated Press.

She explained her long process of getting herself ready for the role of an older Sarah Connor. Hamilton said she worked hard for a year prior to shooting the film to figure out what the character is like as a “woman of a certain age” and the way she moves. She said she worked on Connor’s walk and her “places of deepest sorrow.”

Linda said it was interesting to transform a young woman, “an icon,” she played back then to this updated character.

She said it is more rewarding to play Connor now than it was before. She said it was lovely to see Arnold again and how happy she was to see him. She said they did keep in touch a little bit over the years. She said she had “always been in his corner” when it came to the “Terminator” films. She added that she was always surprised to hear she was a “bad ass” in the films, but with the latest movie she does believe she is a bad ass indeed.

Readers can watch the full YouTube video of the Associated Press interview with Hamilton below.

According to Arnie himself, "Terminator: Dark Fate" will premiere at cinemas on 1 November 2019.

The film was directed by Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) and besides Schwarzenegger and Hamilton, it also stars Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna and Diego Boneta. Apparently, there will also be a dog starring in the new film.