Iconic Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger recently sat down with fellow actor and comedian Danny DeVito for an interview for “Interview Magazine.”
The two actors starred opposite of each other in films “Twins” (1988) and “Junior” (1994), and they have been friends ever since.
The 75-year-old Schwarzenegger, who has starred in many blockbuster films, including “Terminator,” “Predator,” “Commando,” “Conan the Barbarian,” “Total Recall,” “The Expendables 2,” and “True Lies,” is also father-in-law to outspoken Christian and blockbuster film star Chris Pratt.
During their interview, DeVito asked his friend and former California governor, “What’s in the future for us? What do you think, in terms of our species? Are we going to last? Tell me, oh great leader.”
Schwarzenegger laughed at DeVito’s question and said that it reminded him of a time when Howard Stern asked him about what happens to people when they die.
Going on to answer the question, Schwarzenegger said, “Nothing. You’re six feet under. Anyone that tells you something else is a f–king liar.”
“You don’t know,” DeVito said in an attempt to pushback on Schwarzenegger’s statement.
Nevertheless, Schwarzenegger elaborated, saying, “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.”
Schwarzenegger expressed his belief that when people say things like, “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,” Schwarzenegger said. “Because I will f–king miss the s–t out of everything. To sit with you here, that will one day be gone.”