Arnold Schwarzenegger broke into someone’s car while filming…..
TERMINATOR star Arnold Schwarzenegger was open to doing anything he could to make the original film in the science-fiction franchise as good as possible. That included breaking the law, prompting an arrival from the police.
This evening, on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 9pm, Terminator: Dark Fate hits ITV screens. The movie is the sixth in the franchise and is a direct sequel to the original two films, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
While Dark Fate had a staggering budget of almost $200 million, the original Terminator was granted just over $6 million. This lack of cash forced some decisions to be made.
Arnold Schwarzenegger starred as The Terminator in both movies, but decades apart.
He spoke candidly about working on the original Terminator movie back in 2019 while he was promoting Dark Fate.
The former American Governor recalled director James Cameron asking him to do some things outside of the law to make the film the best it could be.
He recalled on a TV chat show: “It was a small budget movie – it was kind of an independent movie – with $6.5 million and we had to do certain shots in Hollywood without permits.”
Schwarzenegger said: “I remember one time I got out the car and they said: ‘Go across the street here on Sunset [Boulevard], and punch the window of car. We need the shot.”
Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor in the original movie, chimed in to confirm that it was not originally part of the script.
“We didn’t even own the car!” she revealed.
Schwarzenegger went on: “So I walked across the street and looked Terminator-esque and then looked around and – boom – punched through the window and reached inside.”
Things got worse from there, however.
Hamilton chimed in to reveal: “And then the cops came!”
They didn’t reveal whether anyone was arrested or charged for anything, so it seems like the filmmakers got away with it.
Schwarzenegger simply shrugged it off. He added: “That’s the way we shot the first movie.”
Cameron has corroborated these claims, saying that he did a lot of “guerilla-style filmmaking” to make the film.