Two days ago it was revealed that Helena Bonham Carter will have a small but pivotal role in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. When I read this it got me interested because the role must be important, otherwise they wouldn’t have got an actress like Helena on-board. They could have just hired any random actress for such a small role. It reminded me of Emma Thompson’s part at the beginning of I Am Legend. She is a great actress and rather well known, yet was only on-screen for a minute or so and her role was important in explaining the whole ‘cure for cancer’ thing and was pivotal to the plot.
Joblo got some more info on Helena’s part in Terminator:
Just got word earlier this morning that it’s a done deal and Helena Bonham Carter will be filming are very substantial (in importance not necessarily in size) part in TERMINATOR SALVATION. The character is not Sarah Connor, as speculated below, but someone named “Serena.” Hmmm…..
Devin from CHUD also posted on his forum that the character will be a lead villain, but is only in two scenes.
I think the two scenes ‘Serena’ is in could set up for the next movie, where Helena Bonham Carters role will be considerably larger. But that just me speculating, I guess we won’t find out until next May.