Arnold Schwarzenegger has expressed his perspective on the afterlife and his beliefs regarding what occurs when we die.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 75 years old and renowned for his portrayal in "Terminator," recently conversed with fellow actor Danny DeVito, 78.
In their discussion, DeVito asked, "What does the future hold for us?" In reply, Schwarzenegger conveyed his viewpoint on what lies ahead after we pass away.
"It reminds me of Howard Stern's question to me. 'Tell me, governor, what happens to us when we die?' I said, 'Nothing. You're 6 feet under. Anyone that tells you something else is a f–king liar'". Schwarzenegger made this statement during an interview for Interview Magazine.
"I said, 'We don't know what happens with the soul and all this spiritual stuff that I'm not an expert in, but I know that the body as we see each other now, we will never see each other again like that."
Arnold Schwarzenegger disclosed that discussing death is a subject that makes him feel uneasy.
"When people talk about, 'I will see them again in heaven,' it sounds so good, but the reality is that we won't see each other again after we're gone. That's the sad part. I know people feel comfortable with death, but I don't," he said.
"Because I will f--king miss the s--- out of everything. To sit with you here, that will one day be gone?" he said. "And to have fun and to go to the gym and to pump up, to ride my bike on the beach, to travel around, to see interesting things all over the world. What the f---?"
"Life! It's the best!" DeVito responded.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the ex-governor of California, mentioned that in the past two decades, he has unfortunately lost approximately 15 friends from his bodybuilding era. This heartbreaking news caused him to reevaluate his beliefs concerning the existence of an afterlife.
"To me, heaven is where I put a person who I love dearly, who is kind, who is generous, who made a difference in my life and other people's lives," he explained.
"I keep them in a spot in my head, like that front row that you have of all of your friends. And you always have a good feeling when you think of them."
In a recent disclosure, the actor opened up about a devastating incident in which he deeply hurt his ex-wife Maria Shriver. He revealed that he had confessed to being the father of their housekeeper Mildred Baena's son, Joseph. Schwarzenegger described this moment as profoundly impactful, causing immense pain to Shriver.
As reported by The Sun, in the upcoming three-part Netflix documentary titled "Arnold," Arnold Schwarzenegger discloses that Maria Shriver, who is 67 years old, approached him about the matter in 2011 through their marriage counselor. This confrontation regarding the issue is extensively discussed in the documentary.
"She wants to know if you're the father of Joseph," the counselor stated regarding Joseph, who was born in 1997.
"I thought my heart stopped," said the former movie star. "And then I told the truth. Yes, Maria. Joseph is my son," Schwarzenegger replied, noting that his then-wife "was obviously crushed by that."
"I grew up Catholic, I went to church, went to Catholic school, I learned the Bible and my catechisms," Schwarzenegger said in a YouTube video. "And from those days I remember a phrase that is relevant today: a servant's heart. It means serving something larger than yourself."
He added, "What we need right now from our elected representatives is a public servant's heart. We need public servants that serve something larger than their own power or their own party."
"We need public servants who will serve higher ideals, the ideals in which this country was founded, the ideals that other countries look up to."