JK Simmons Says ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Is a Love Story

by Arthur Vandelay on October 6, 2014

movies-jk-simmons-webJK Simmons has been a busy man these days, starring in Terminator: Genisys and giving an excellent performance in the Sundance favorite Whiplash.  Simmons recently spoke about his role in Terminator and revealed a not-so-surprising secret: the robot reboot is a love story.

“It’s a gigantic movie and that was such a surprise when they sent that to me and asked me to do it,” says Simmons in an interview with ComingSoon. “I thought ‘Well, obviously it’s a gigantic movie and on that level, it’s something most actors would want to be a part of, but is it just going to be formulaic yadda-yadda-yadda, then cut to the stuff blowing up?’ But I found the script to be really much more intelligent and fun and funny and well-rounded and heart-felt. It’s a love story. It’s a really interesting script. They got great actors. I wrapped that in August, so that was another movie that ended up being really satisfying on all levels. I have a much smaller part in that but it was really a fun thing to be a part of.”

Simmons stars alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney and Scene fitness writer Aaron Williamson. Who exactly is at the center of the romance, we don’t know. Although you might want to place your bet on Reese (Jai Courtney) and Connor (Emilia Clarke), the characters who fell in love at the center of the first Terminator. The series very famously plays with time-travel, so rather than simply being star-crossed lovers, we might see time-crossed lovers.

“Yeah, most of my stuff was with Jai Courtney and Emilia Clarke and Arnold was very involved – or rather, I was involved in a fair amount of stuff with Arnold,” states Simmons. “I spent very little time actually with Jason Clarke, but yeah I got to work with all four of the leads of the film.”

Terminator: Genisys, which was shot in New Orleans, is directed by Alan Taylor. The highly anticipated film hits theaters July 1, 2015.

Source: /Film