‘Terminator’ Star Linda Hamilton Reveals She’s Been Celibate For ‘At Least 15 Years’
In a wide-ranging interview published Tuesday, the actress, 62, says she has abstained from sex for “at least 15 years.”
“I love my alone time like no one you’ve ever met,” Hamilton told the New York Times. “I’ve been celibate for at least 15 years. One loses track, because it just doesn’t matter — or at least it doesn’t matter to me. I have a very romantic relationship with my world every day and the people who are in it.”
Her first marriage, to Bruce Abbott, ended in 1989 after seven years, and she most recently divorced director James Cameron in 1999 after tying the knot just two years earlier.
Hamilton also discussed her hiatus from acting and reprising her role as Sarah Connor in the next installment of the Terminator series.
“That was my hesitation: Do I want to trade this lovely, authentic life for that? I didn’t want my neighbors looking at me differently. We’re neighbors because of who we are, not what we do, and I don’t want that to creep into my life again,” Hamilton said of her concern to return to Hollywood.
“It’s not that I was afraid to let the fans down,” she explained. “I was afraid to let Sarah Connor down.”
Produced by Cameron and directed by Tim Miller, the film has been described as a sequel to his 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day — which was also the last time Hamilton portrayed the character.
Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters Nov. 1.