Arnold Schwarzenegger recently sat down for an interview with Adweek, where he looked toward the future. Here's what he had to say:
On his personal brand:
"I realized early on in bodybuilding that you have to be able to sell yourself, your ideas, your position to the public. You have to set yourself apart, whether it's policy or movies. How do you make them remember you?"
James Cameron on working with Ahnold on the first Terminator movie:
"The biggest mistake with Arnold is to underestimate him. He said, 'Let me be clear: I don't want to be an actor. I want to be a movie star.' I kind of laughed into my sleeve because it seemed unfathomable from where he was starting. But within a handful of years … "
James Cameron on Ahnold appearing in his upcoming documentary The Game Changers, about athletes who eat plant-based diets:
"There's no better spokesman than the most iconic bodybuilder of all time. When this physical specimen tells you to eat less meat, it's not like hearing it from a pencil-necked geek like me."
On what's next for Ahnold:
"It has to sound appealing to me, it has to be challenging, it has to be something I can get consumed in. It's fun to climb the mountain rather than sit at the top."