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- Claire ForlaniClaire Forlani auditioned for the part of Kate Brewster.
- After viewing initial dailies, the director, Jonathan MostowJonathan Mostow deemed Sophia BushSophia Bush too young to play hero John Connor's love interest, and replaced her with Claire DanesClaire Danes at the last minute. Danes started filming immediately and basically learned about her character on the job. Danes later said this may have helped her performance, as Kate Brewster's character was similarly thrust into a strange new reality with no warning.
- Ang LeeAng Lee was offered to direct the film, but turned it down to direct Hulk instead.
- A number of actors were supposedly in the running for the role of the T-X (originally called the T-1G and alternatively considered male), including Vin DieselVin Diesel, Shaquille O'NealShaquille O'Neal, Famke JanssenFamke Janssen, and former WWF wrestler [?] Chyna ([?] Joanie Laurer). Laurer's name came into the mix when she was recommended for the part by Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger himself during an interview prior to filming.
- Kristanna LokenKristanna Loken speaks all of her dialogue in the first 25 minutes of the film. The T-X's only other dialogue comes when she is impersonating Scott Mason, these lines are spoken by Mark FamigliettiMark Famiglietti.
- In an early draft of the script, Lance HenriksenLance Henriksen was to reprise the role of Detective Vukovich (from The Terminator), having the character bound to a wheelchair following the events of the first Terminator. The idea was eventually dropped.
- Besides Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger, the only other actor to appear in all three Terminator movies is Earl BoenEarl Boen who always played the character of Dr. Silberman.
- Kristanna LokenKristanna Loken put on 15 pounds of muscle to fit her role of the T-X. She also took a mime class to prepare for her part. Because her character has so few lines, she had to learn to communicate through facial expressions and body gestures.
- Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger's signature line "I'll be back" is not uttered in this film. Instead, he says two paraphrases: "She'll be back" and, later, "I'm back."
- In all three [Terminator] films the Terminator's definition of "being back" means entering a building by driving a vehicle through it: In The Terminator he drives a car into a police station after saying "I'll be back." In Terminator 2: Judgment Day he drives a SWAT van into the Cyberdyne Building after saying "I'll be back." In this film he flies a helicopter into an airplane hangar, steps out and proclaims, "I'm back!"