Linda Hamilton says Stranger Things 5 is "different from anything else" she's done

Linda Hamilton shares her excitement to be part of the Stranger Things universe!
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Terminator veteran Linda Hamilton is joining the action in the fifth and final season of Netflix's Stranger Things, in a role she says is ""different from anything else" she's ever done in her career. The '80s icon — and Terminator's beloved Sarah Connor — is a perfect fit for the show, and Hamilton is very much relishing the moment.

Hamilton's Stranger Things character is currently shrouded in mystery. Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Another denizen of the Upside Down? We don't know. But we do know that Hamilton is a huge fan of the show, and she's gonna put absolutely everything into the role. “I don’t know how to be a fangirl and an actress at the same time,” she told Netflix back when announcing her involvement in the show.

Terminator star Linda Hamilton is having a "wonderful time" working on Stranger Things season 5

More recently, io9 spoke to Hamilton about Stranger Things, where she detailed her feelings about joining such a phenomenon series as well as her experience on set. Specifically, she said starring in the show is "altogether different from anything else I’ve done."

There was certainly a sense of imposter syndrome, stepping into a world that's so engrained in pop culture. "I really felt like, [is] there a place for me in that show? Having watched it for four seasons and loving it so much – I thought, I don’t belong there. That’s their world,” she explained.

Despite the daunting prospect of stepping into the series, she's making the absolute most of the opportunity. "It’s really interesting [to] try to insert yourself in a story that you know very well," she said, adding that she's been welcomed into the project with open arms. "We’re making it work. I’m delighted and having a wonderful time on that show. They’ve created a good place for me. And I’m going to run with it."

Stranger Things season 5 only started filming in January. Don't expect it to premiere this year, but 2025 seems like a sensible estimate.

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