James Cameron Reveals His True Inspiration Behind Terminator 2: Ecstasy and Sting

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Ever watch a James Cameron movie and wonder, “What was this guy on?”

Well, turns out that Cameron was high on ecstasy, listening to Sting, when inspiration for Terminator 2: Judgment Day hit.

Talking to The Ringer as part of their Oral History feature, in which the site details the making of hit films and other content, Cameron revealed how he made one of Hollywood’s best sequels.

“I remember sitting there once, high on E, writing notes for Terminator, and I was struck by Sting’s song, that ‘I hope the Russians love their children too,’” Cameron said. “And I thought, ‘You know what? The idea of a nuclear war is just so antithetical to life itself.’ That’s
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