Sarah Connor Previously played by: Linda Hamilton (1984) Currently played by: Lena Headey (right) took the reins as the mother of a son who will save the future from a mechanical A.I. nightmare in "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." And, of course, her son is being hunted by deadly robotic terminator units sent from the future. A change for the better? We think so. Blasphemous? Hamilton wasn't the best actress in the world, but her angst-ridden portrayal of Sarah did evolve from "Terminator" to "T2" (she turned down "T3"). The image of her doing pull-ups at the beginning of "T2" was awesome. Headey's Queen Gorgo was plenty tough in "300," though, and she's a solid actress who can shed the angst and go hard-core.
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