Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mother was originally upset about all the posters hanging on his wall growing up.
During “An Evening With Schwarzenegger,” the actor said his mother called the home doctor, because she was worried.
Schwarzenegger said his parents’ biggest fear was that he was gay.
when Arnold Schwarzenegger He aspired to become a world-famous bodybuilder, and posters of boxers, wrestlers, and bodybuilders decorated his bedroom walls.
The scene originally upset the star’s mother.
Schwarzenegger said to the packed room at the 966-seat Academic Museum of the Motion Picture David Geffen Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday night during “An evening with Schwarzenegger.“
“She was crying. She was crying in front of the wall every day until I called the doctor, the house doctor,” Schwarzenegger said of his mother’s concern about his posters.
Schwarzenegger recalled that the doctor told her there was nothing to worry about.
“He finally said, ‘No, that’s totally normal in kids this age. They adore tough guys. Don’t worry about it. He’s not gay,'” Schwarzenegger said, adding, “That was their biggest fear.”
Schwarzenegger said when his interest in bodybuilding first began, “Hercules” star Steve Reeves and English bodybuilder Reg Park became his idols and he began reading everything he could about the sport and following everything they did.
“When I read that Reg Park was working out five hours a day, lifting heavy weights and doing 50 to 60 sets of exercises and lifting 50 tons of weight a day, I was going to do the same,” Schwarzenegger said.
“My parents thought I was a little sick in my head and they thought I was overdoing it and being obsessed and it was bad for my health,” he added.
Schwarzenegger became Youngest Mr. Universe in 1967 at the age of 20.
during the Sold eventwhich also included a special 3D screening of Schwarzenegger’s top-grossing film “Terminator 2,” the actor and former California governor spoke with Taschen editor Dian Hanson, sharing tidbits from his life and the decade-long journey to compile the upcoming edition of a two-volume book about the actor’s life. .
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