The 75-year-old Terminator star, currently attempting a career comeback with the Netflix series FUBAR, was asked what he thinks the future holds during a conversation with fellow actor Danny DeVito for Interview magazine.
“It reminds me of Howard Stern’s question to me: ‘Tell me, governor, what happens to us when we die?’” Schwarzenegger responded.
“I said, ‘Nothing. You’re 6 feet under. Anyone that tells you something else is a f–king liar,’” the ex-Austrian bodybuilder continued.
Schwarzenegger admitted that he’s not an “expert” in “spiritual stuff,” but he was certain that “the body as we see each other now, we will never see each other again like that.”
Nonetheless, he told his diminitive Twins co-star DeVito that there could be some sort of metaphysical transformation.
“We don’t know what happens with the soul,” Schwarzenegger said.
The RINO Republican leader said he thinks people believe in eternal life to make themselves feel better, and admitted the thought of death scares him.
“When people talk about, ‘I will see them again in Heaven,’ it sounds so good, but the reality is that we won’t see each other again after we’re gone,” he said.
“That’s the sad part,” he added. “I know people feel comfortable with death, but I don’t.”
Schwarzenegger’s own version of heaven is a “spot in my head, like that front row that you have of all of your friends,” he said.
“To me, heaven is where I put a person who I love dearly, who is kind, who is generous, who made a difference in my life and other people’s lives,” he explained. “And you always have a good feeling when you think of them.”
Despite having been at the center of a notorious adultery scandal, Schwarzenegger has previously claimed to be religious, speaking about his faith as recently as 2021.
“I grew up Catholic, I went to church, went to Catholic school, I learned the Bible and my catechisms,” Schwarzenegger said in a YouTube video at the time. “And from those days I remember a phrase that is relevant today: a servant’s heart. It means serving something larger than yourself.”