According to the producer of 'Terminator,' James Cameron cut a scene because financiers forced him to cast their friends.

Gale Anne Hurd said using "financier friends, not actors" in the sequence "ruined it for us."The Terminator producer Gale Anne Hurd reveals the pivotal moment James Cameron removed from 1984 because funders insisted he add their pals.

The producer-writer posted the sequence on X (previously Twitter) on Wednesday, showing how Cyberdyne Systems, which developed Skynet, received the Terminator computer chip.

“#TheTerminator financier John Daly's #HemdaleFilms had an output deal with #OrionPictures but hadn't yet made a hit (that changed with our film and #Platoon),” Hurd, who married Cameron from 1985-89, wrote

They requested we utilize financial buddies instead of actors in this sequence, ruining it.Hurd noted that the Taft–Hartley Act paid the financier's pals as actors

I think he insisted they be in the film because the financiers were promised a return on their investment and had yet to receive one,” she added of Daly, who died in 2008. “Daly never believed the film would succeed.”

When a fan inquired why Cameron eliminated the sequence because the performers were “fine I guess performance wise,” Hurd replied, “Jim (thankfully) was never satisfied with ‘just ok’, even back then!”

The film's star also stated that The Terminator foresaw artificial intelligence, a sensitive topic in Hollywood. “Today, everyone is frightened of it, of where this is gonna go,” he remarked during a June event. “In Terminator, the machines become self-aware and take over.”

“At that time, we (had) scratched the surface of AI, artificial intelligence. Think about it. The past few decades have made it possible. It's no longer fantastical or futuristic. It arrived today. So this is Jim Cameron's remarkable writing.”

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