“Twins” star Danny DeVito said that Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s foray into politics destroyed their chances of making a sequel to their 1988 hit.
In a new interview with GQ, DeVito joked that his costar didn’t have his priorities straight when he left Hollywood to lead California in 2003.
“Arnold [Schwarzenegger] and I want to work together. We missed Twins 2, because he became governor — which, he should have done Twins 2 instead of becoming governor,” he quipped.
He did note that they are currently working on a project together that isn’t a sequel to the long-lost brother comedy.
Danny DeVito says his longtime friend and costar Arnold Schwarzenegger should have done 'Twins 2' instead of becoming governor. https://t.co/lMce5tB7sR
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) November 3, 2023
“Now we have a little thing going, a little project that we’ve been chatting about,” he told the outlet.
“It’s just two friends, two guys, because we have a good time together,” the actor said, keeping a lid on the details.
“We complement each other in a lot of ways,” he zinged. “I am way stronger than he is.”
Earlier this year, Schwarzenegger said that the sequel – which was tentatively titled “Triplets” and likely to add Eddie Murphy to the cast as the long-missing third brother of the genetically engineer duo – was shelved due to “Twins” director Ivan Reitman’s death.
He said that Reitman’s son, “Up in the Air” director Jason Reitman, killed the sequel after his father passed in 2022.
“Jason Reitman f—ed it up! Jason Reitman literally stopped the project when his father died,” Schwarzenegger told the Hollywood reporter.
“His father wanted to do it really badly. I wanted to do it really badly. Danny DeVito wanted to do it really badly. We had the financing,” he explained.
“When his father passed away, Jason says, ‘I never liked the idea’ and put a hold on it.”
Recently, California’s former Republican governor said that Democrats want to destroy American cities.
During an interview on actor Rob Lowe’s “Literally!” podcast, the “9-1-1: Lone Star” actor told the “Terminator” star what he thought the defining qualities of Republicans are.
Rob Lowe asks Arnold Schwarzenegger what it means to be a Democrat:
SCHWARZENEGGER: “Ruin your cities,That’s what the Democrats would say. It would be about ruining the cities. We want to f*ck up every city in America. That seems to be the theme right now.” pic.twitter.com/j0O9nbz2Eh
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 12, 2023
“In no particular order, strong military, low taxes, less government, more personal freedoms,” he listed.
“Strong law enforcement,” Schwarzenegger added.
When Lowe asked what the former California governor believe Democrats stand for he had a stark answer.
“Ruin your cities,” he said critically. “That’s what the Democrats would say.
“We are about ruining the cities. We want to f*** up every city in America. That seems to be the theme right now.”
“Why is that?” Lowe questioned.
“I have no idea,” Schwarzenegger replied.
In an interview on “The View,” he told the panelists that the country’s immigration policy needed an overhaul.
“You have to really have comprehensive immigration reform, and you have to look at this immigration problem in a comprehensive way,” he said on the talk show.
“You can, first of all, I believe very strongly in having a border that no one can get through. That’s number one for me.”
Despite being out of politics following his two-term stint as California’s 48th governor, he still identifies as a Republican.
NBC Meet the Press host Kristen Welker asked if he still felt at home in the GOP, and Schwarzenegger said “absolutely.”
“When I go up to Capitol Hill and I meet with my Republican colleagues,” he began.
“I have a great time meeting with them and talking about the environment and talking about the important issues and all that stuff.”
He also doesn’t appreciate how the liberal media characterizes far-right politicians.
“I don’t look at them as kind of crazies like some people do,” the actor detailed. “There is some people that are extreme. But there’s no reason to villainize anybody.”
In another recent interview with “woke” Sirius XM shock jock Howard Stern, he said that he would have been an excellent Commander-in-Chief if he was born in the country.
“I think that I would’ve made a great president,” Schwarzenegger said. “I think that I have the energy and the will to bring people together.”
When Stern said it must be a “huge frustration” that he couldn’t run for the nations highest office due to being an immigrant, the actor disagreed.
“It really wasn’t because I felt like everything I’ve accomplished in my life… bodybuilding career, the movie career, becoming Governor, setting up my Schwarzenegger Institute, all this stuff, the millions of dollars I made and everything all are because of America,” he shot back.
“So, why would I complain about the one thing I can’t do?”Schwarzenegger questioned. “Because it’s really the only thing I can’t do over the law [that] says no.”