Sylvester Stallone Recalls Past Feud With Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘We Really Hated Each Other’

Sylvester Stallone has opened up about his past feud with fellow actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

While the two Hollywood legends are now good friends, they’ve even starred in a few films, including the Expendables and escape plan“Things didn’t always go smoothly,” Stallone admitted.

During the 1980s and 1990s, the two were major rivals at the box office, as both were pioneers in similar genres.

Stallone performed on Saturday (November 12). The Jonathan Ross Show and discussed his past grievances with the terminator Star.

“We couldn’t stand to be together in the same galaxy for a while. We really, really hated each other,” said the 76-year-old Rocky star revealed.

Stallone then shared a story from the time Schwarzenegger talked him into taking a role in a film Schwarzenegger knew was going to be a flop.

“He’s pretty smart. He’s walking around town and he’s like, “I can’t wait to do this movie…” I go to my agent, “Take that thing away from him. Get people options on me,'” Stallone recalled.

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger


Stallone later got the lead role in the action comedy Stop! Or my mother will shootto Estelle Getty, which he soon regretted.

“I got it and I said, ‘What the fuck is that.’ [Schwarzenegger] goes, ‘Ha ha ha!’” the rambo Actor added.

The 1992 film currently has a 14 percent critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

However, Stallone has pointed out that Schwarzenegger has also taken on bad roles.

He specifically named Schwarzenegger’s 1994 rom-com Junior, which has a critic rating of 39 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

“At least I wasn’t pregnant in one movie, Arnold. We’re even,” Stallone joked.

In a previous interview with The IndependentStallone opened up about his real-life “Rocky Moment.”

He also cleared his creed 3 Absence doesn’t mean he’s turned his back on the franchise.

Stallone is currently directing the new series of Paramount+, tulsa king, as mafia capo Dwight Manfredi, whose boss exiles him to Tulsa, Oklahoma after his recent release from 25 years in prison.

Tulsa King airs new episodes on Sundays on Paramount+. Sylvester Stallone Recalls Past Feud With Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘We Really Hated Each Other’


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