SCHWARZENEGGER TRICKED STALLONE INTO A BAD MOVIEOctober 11, 2017
Stop! Or Arnold Schwarzenegger will trick you like he did Sylvester Stallone!
Arnold Schwarzenegger says he’s the one to blame for Sylvester Stallone’s role in the box office flop Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.
“I read the script. It was so bad. You know, I’ve also done some movies that went right in the toilet, right? That were bad. But this was really bad. So I went in – this was during our war – I said to myself, I’m going to leak out that I have tremendous interest. I know the way it works in Hollywood. I would then ask for a lot of money. So then they’d say, ‘Let’s go give it to Sly. Maybe we can get him for cheaper.’ So they told Sly, ‘Schwarzenegger’s interested. Here’s the press clippings. He’s talked about that. If you want to grab that one away from him, that is available.’”
And as Schwarzenegger expected, Stallone fell for it.
“And he went for it! He totally went for it. A week later, I heard about it, ‘Sly is signing now to do this movie.’ And I said, [pumps fist] ‘Yes!’”