Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sylvester Stallone rivalry

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chatting about the rivalry between him and Sylvester Stallone in the 1990s.

Age does tend, apparently, to calm things down a little. That’s certainly proven to be the case with the once-intense rivalry between 80s and 90s action giants Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. It’s no secret that the pair had an ongoing battle between them, with the latter admitting that he took the film Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot when he heard the former was linked with it. But the story went that Schwarzenegger had no interest in the film – quite wisely – and in turn only expressed his own interest to see if Stallone would pick up the picture.

Chatting to Forbes, Schwarzenegger has opened up a little about his side of the story, admitting that “we would do anything to derail each other”. He confirmed the Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot story as well.

Noting that the pair always had respect for each other, Arnie did admit that “he just saw me as the enemy just in his own little vision and I saw him as the enemy and I had to get rid of him and he had to get rid of me and that was it. Then in the 90s, we came together and said this is silly, let’s just all work together and we became really good friends”.

In fact, they’ve even co-starred in a few films together as well. BFFs? Maybe not, but certainly happier.

It’s still not worth digging out Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot for, though.

The full chat with Forbes is available here.

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