The former Governor of California returned to theaters this spring in a surprising dramatic role in “Maggie,” playing a devastated father who is slowly losing his daughter (Abigail Breslin) to a zombie virus.
In the exclusive behind-the-scenes clip above, Schwarzenegger opens up about his acting methods during production. “I always visualized one of my daughters being in this situation,” he says. “It really helped me emotionally and it really helped me as the character, to really feel and to act out the scenes.”
Director Henry Hobson also recalls watching Schwarzenegger “tremble at the process he’s going through” — not an easy thing to imagine for the actor best known for wielding giant weapons and saving the day. Watch the exclusive clip above.