Natalia Reyes is the personification of the two biggest questions going into Terminator: Dark Fate. Reyes plays Dani, a young Mexican woman being hunted by a brand new Terminator. So question one is, what makes Dani so important? The second question comes from the man himself, Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“She’s under a lot of pressure because the question when you cast is not only can you pull it off, but would the people buy-in? That you never know,” Schwarzenegger told io9 when asked about his co-star. “I always said in the beginning, that’s going to be the challenge of the movie. Either people going to buy into those new women [or not]. That is the key thing.”
Reyes felt that pressure too. The actress, whose biggest role prior to Terminator was on the Colombian soap opera Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas, admits she was wary of joining the Terminator franchise.