Shirley Manson is on the cover of VAGA Magazine, issue 3, and talks music, record labels, make-up, celebrity privacy and quite a bit about Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles in an interview with VAGA’s Roberto Reyes. This is a fantastic interview with great questions, insightful answers and lots of photos.
Here’s an excerpt:
Scale 1-10 – how rad was it to get to be a liquid terminator?
10. Overloading 10. As I mentioned earlier, my mother was dying when I was doing that TV show “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, and anybody who has ever lost anything or anybody knows what that feeling is like when you feel completely helpless. So, to go to work every day, drive my car into the old Warner Brothers lot where my heroes like Bette Davis made movies, park my car, and go into this whole sci- fi fantastical world where I was indestructible and fully in control and to change people’s lives with just one flick of my sworded wrist was so much fun and so exciting. I can’t even put it into words. It was just such a joyous gift in a very dark time in my life. It was also thrilling just to learn something new, something I’d never done before, and I was scared. It’s just ridiculous. I can’t even believe that that happened to me. I think it was on my fourth audition, as I was leaving, they said let’s just tell her, “You’ve got the job.” And then I had to go to the carpark where my husband was waiting for me, and I just managed to keep a complete game face. We drove for a bit and then I went, “I got the gig!” That was awesome.