Some exciting casting news for Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles -- Garbage lead singer and all-around fabulous Scotswoman Shirley Manson will be a regular next season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she'll play "Catherine Weaver, the CEO of a cutting-edge high-tech company." Ooh la la! Call me presumptuous, but methinks "cutting-edge high-tech company" probably translates to "evil cyborg factory" in the Sarah Connor universe, which is an exciting prospect. If that is the case, then might Manson be playing a sort of female Miles Dyson character? Miles Dyson with bright red hair, a Scottish accent and a Greatest Hits album? That's the sexiest thing I've heard all day.
A bunch of us blogger types were recently invited to get on the horn with Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' newest cyborg, the fabulous T-1001 Shirley Manson, to discuss all manner of things, including her longtime love of the Terminator franchise, acting without training, recording soundtrack material (that voice singing at the beginning of Monday's episode was Manson after all), impending new albums, and why Glenn Close is totally a Terminator. Read on for choice quotes from the conference call while you still can, lowly humans!