In an interview with EW.com, Linda Hamilton confirmed once and for all that she will not be coming back to the TERMINATOR series in TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES.
"I retired as a champ," she said. She also told the INDEPENDENT, a London newspaper, "I read the script and it didn't take my character in any new direction. It was like a no-win situation for me. The best I could hope for was that I wouldn't be compared too unfavourably with myself 10 years ago. Without Jim [Cameron, TERMINATOR creator], breathing the breath of life into the film? No thank you."