Summer Glau Talks Terminator

Summer Glau Terminatrix

If the name sounds familiar, but you can’t quite place it, Summer is probably best known to sci fi fans as the character of River in the cult hit series Firefly, a role she reprised for the big screen movie Serenity. Ahh now you’re with me. Well Summer has been talking up her role as the teenage terminator, or should that be terminatrix.. in The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Glau was interviewed by Access Hollywood and has some interesting insights into the series. She also stated in the interview “I had in my mind what I thought they would want for a girl terminator and I definitely didn’t think that I fit that criteria and so I didn’t want to go on the audition,” yeah, we can see how that wouldn’t work, given the character of River was a bit of a gun toting lunatic with incredible athleticism and stamina.. why there’s really no common ground there at all. We learn that Glau’s terminator will be John Connors bodyguard in the series.

Down in our estimations a little, Glau also stated she hadn’t seen any of the Terminator films prior to her getting the callback for the show. Pah! Come on, who hasn’t seen at least one of them. Now if I can just get my head around Lena Headey being cast as Sarah Connor, maybe the sharp pain at the base of my brain will go away.

2 Comments

  1. Kevin

    You’re either got it or you ain’t, and Summer has it. Awesome interpretation. She could have done something stupid, like stiff arms and grotty robot voice but she never. She did what comes naturally to her good brain.

  2. Nia

    Summer Glau is now considered the goddess of sci-fi.

    She has been on Angel (hate WITW but it was how she joined the Jossverse, Firefly, Serenity, Dollhouse, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Alphas, The 4400, The Cape, The big bang theory, etc.

    Her stint on Grey’s Anatomy was mainly just Cristina watching her walk around Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital and yet it was hard not loving her.

    I need to watch that Initiation of Sarah movie she is in. If I see it at the pawn shop I’ll probably buy it without even knowing if it is good.

    I wonder if there had been more tv seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Summer Glau would’ve been cast as the Slayer that Buffy has sex twice with. She should be kissing Sarah and not Eliza! I can see Summer as Satsu. She would be badass.

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