Linda Hamilton happy to take Betty White’s place at Marine Corps Ball

Like a wannabe princess, “Terminator” actress Linda Hamilton just wants to be invited to a ball.

Rather than wait and see whether a charming fellow will sweep her off her feet, Hamilton took matters into her own hands Tuesday, when she posted a YouTube video asking Sgt. Ray Lewis if she could be his date to the upcoming Marine Corps Ball.

“Rumor has it that you like your actresses vintage,” Hamilton said, alluding to Lewis’s initial invitation to Betty White. “So I thought I would just take a shot here and try to find you.”

Sporting shades, the actress quipped, “We’ll leave the shades on because…my eyes are puffy from crying all night…It was just a terrible night thinking about you and this situation.”

Aware that she’s “no Betty White,” Hamilton acknowledged that she wouldn’t be the military man’s first choice.

“Look, I know that I am no Betty White, but I would be really, really thrilled — if you can’t find anybody else, and I know that’s unlikely, but if you can’t find anybody else, to go to the ball with you,” Hamilton said. “I could go!” (Mila Kunis insists she will keep date with Marine)

In her final moments of desperation, Hamilton said, “I am only half as ‘mature’ as [Betty White] is…but I am twice as funny! So I think that works out. I don’t want to get pitiful, so I’m going to go now. But please take me to the ball! Please, please, Ray! Call me.”

Last week, Lewis asked White to the prestigious event, but the “Golden Girls” star told Access Hollywood that she couldn’t go due to scheduling conflicts. Less than a week earlier, “Friends with Benefits” cast members Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake were invited to attend various Marine Corps Balls this November.

Watch: Hamilton invite herself to the ball

  • LCC

    l’ve met Linda Hamilton before and that lady has a wonderful personality. Her sense of humor will make you fall to your knees with laughter. I think this marine should go out with her. I only wish I was him.

  • FromMissouri2

    Hey when it comes to everyone’s comments on her looks, to quote an old friend of mine…”How many beauty contests have you won?”

    • FromMissouri2

      OH, thinking back I”m sure he wouldn’t mind if I gave his name out…so here’s to Sgt Jim McClaughlin U.S Air Force Retired…..he had a lot of old wise sayings!

  • Lt Scrounge

    If I had been in the Marines instead of the Army, I’d take her up on it just for the hell of it. If I remember correctly, she and her twin sister were raised in New Jersey which pretty much guaranteed her being a Democrat (though New Jersey is beginning to get better) and therefore a predisposition to mental health issues.

  • Dem Disaster

    I’m not so sure of Linda, Sgt. Lewis. She’s a democrat and has bipolar disorder. You may be in for a rough evening with her.