Wednesday 21 February 2018

Cameron lends Walk Of Fame support

Director James Cameron made a speech in honour of producer Gale Anne Hurd
Director James Cameron made a speech in honour of producer Gale Anne Hurd

James Cameron has paid tribute to film producer Gale Anne Hurd as "the Terminator of producers".

The Avatar director, who worked with Gale on the 1984 sci-fi flick, was there to support his friend as she received her star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

He said: "She smashed down doors and blazed a trail for a generation of women in Hollywood to come through those doors after her.

"She's a machine. You can't stop her. She's the Terminator of producers."

James revealed that he first met The Walking Dead producer Gale back in 1979 when she was working on the film Humanoids From The Deep.

He went on: "I think that's one that we should actually seriously consider remaking, because we both love underwater and horror, so why not? I was working down the hall making models on Battle Beyond The Stars, and we recognised in each other a love of science fiction, fantasy and action movies and we both had a burning desire to make them.

"There was a light behind her eyes that I didn't see in any of the other people around me. I saw her work and realised that she's somebody that makes things happen. There was no doubt that she was there to kick a** and take names

"She's a lightning strategist, she's a consummate dealmaker, she's utterly fearless whether she's making the biggest Hollywood blockbuster, or the tiniest independent film. She's got an amazing nose for new talent both behind the lens and in front of it."

Gale was also joined at the Walk Of Fame ceremony by The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln.

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