Arnold Schwarzenegger rose to movie stardom in the Conan movies and he is set to appear in the film The Legend of Conan. Arnold says that he is as fit now as he was back then and that he is ready to start swinging the sword again.
Schwarzenegger told The Arnold Fans, “Well, age doesn’t mean anything to me, because I work out every day. I work out twice a day, as a matter of fact. At night I work out with weights, and in the morning I do cardiovascular training. So for me, to get on the set and to swing the sword around again and to ride the horses and all those things doesn’t mean anything [does not scare me], because I feel like I did thirty years ago.”
He added, “So as long as I stay in shape, that’s the key thing, and to keep your body young. Even though you do feel the pain when you wipe out and when you do your fight scenes and you get more sore and the body doesn’t come back as quickly and all this . . . but just grind through it, you know? That’s what it’s all about!”
It is not the first time that Arnold Schwarzenegger has spoken about The Legend of Conan, after he recently suggested that the movie could begin shooting in New Zealand this year, with a release date planned for 2014.