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In a blink or you'll miss it moment, you can briefly see an appearance of actress Elpidia Carrillo as Anna in PREDATOR 2
I missed it myself in my first viewing, but sure enough in another viewing my peripheral vision spotted Anna on a small OWLF monitor, as Special Agent Keyes was explaining the nature of the Predator to Mike Harrigan. There she was appearing to be interrogated, along side an interrogation of Ramon Vega's girlfriend played by actress Teri Weigel on a separate monitor:
At first I thought it was just an Easter Egg, maybe left over test screening footage of actress Elpidia Carrillo when she tried out for the role of Anna in the first PREDATOR film. But then I saw her name in the credits and realized her work in the sequel was brand new:
Unfortunately, the first
script drafts of PREDATOR 2 are not in public circulation, but in the second screenplay draft, Anna's cameo appearance is nowhere to be found:
So it appears the Thomas brothers didn't consider writing the character of Anna in PREDATOR 2 until their third draft of the script. Here you can see Anna's brief dialogue during her OWLF debriefing as of January 16th, 1990:
Now what did Anna have to say in the final draft of the PREDATOR 2 script? That information has yet to go public, but they obviously filmed her cameo appearance and replayed it for Peter Keyes and Mike Harrigan to watch, made evident by this released publicity still:
Ultimately, Anna's scene was cut from the movie, but it all begs the question; why has Fox not released this and other deleted scenes in their PREDATOR 2 special edition home video releases?
Will Anna's debriefing scene ever see the light of day? The fans certainly want to see it. Let's hope at the end of they day we are not holding the powers that be in contempt, saying.... * Thanks to HuDaFuK for inspiring me to post this. *