23 January 2013, 20:37

Schwarzenegger comes to Moscow: I’ll be back for Sochi Olympics 2014 (VIDEO)

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger came to Moscow Jan 23 to promote his new movie The Last Stand. He met with reporters and told them about his childhood heroes, ageing and his favorite toy. Mr. Universe 1969 remembered some Soviet bodybuilders and spoke about the Sochi Olympics.

The Terminator is back to screens again after serving two terms as a Cali governor. He admits it was a little bit scary to be back in the business after eight years.

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In his new film the ex-Governor plays a small-town sheriff trying to hold off drug dealers on the Mexican border.

The Russian title of the movie is Hero’s Comeback which is a great choice as Arnie returned to his leading man status. However, his new character is not a superhero but an aged man tired of life and seeking peace in a small town where he is challenged again.

“It’s hard to play an old man as I’m forever young” says Arnold, 65. However, he is in great shape though eight years of governorship had their effect. The actor is now surrounded by bodyguards and his speech is full of diplomatic twists. Thus, being asked whether he could follow Depardieu’s example and apply for the Russian citizenship, the actor praised the US tax system which is so different from the French.

Schwarzenegger’s interview was quite reserved except for his favorite theme: bodybuilding. Mr. Universe 1969 remembered some Soviet bodybuilders and spoke about the Sochi Olympics.

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The actor couldn’t help his excitement when he spoke about his favorite toy - his beloved M47 tank. “I refurbished and repainted it and I use it driving children around. Recently, I drove the press around in the tank”.

This speech left no doubt – Schwarzenegger is really back.

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