Action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger applauds Scots audience after Edinburgh gig and vows: ‘I’ll be back’


THE actor had been in the capital for a question and answer session with presenter Jenni Falconer run by Alexy productions.

ARNOLD Schwarzenegger told his Scots audience 'I'll be back' after visiting for the first time on Wednesday night.

The muscle bound action hero turned politician enthralled the crowd during an hour long chat at the EICC for a question and answer session with TVs Jenni Falconer – and he admitted he was terrible at golf and didn't have a clue about Scottish Independence.

After arriving in stage to an action packed film reel and dry ice he said: "I tell you. This was a dramatic entrance. The Scottish know how to spice it up. This is the first time I've been in Scotland and when I was invited to come and speak that alone was good enough reason.

"The pipe music is fantastic and the beauty of the country. I am not a golfer. I'm the s***iest golfer, even though I know you have the best golf courses, even better than California courses. Next time I come I'll say 'it's great to be back' and… I'll be back."

Asked about Scottish independence he said: "I tell you I never get involved in local politics. I'm sorry because I don't know enough about the history of that battle and the history of this country and I think it would be important to study and read up about it and even then I could not make the decision. Only you guys can make the decision. You can work it out.



Arnold Schwarzenegger's luggage is unloaded from his vehicles in Edinburgh


"One thing I can tell you, I have a enjoyed every minute of it. I only came this afternoon, drove around the city and told my security guys I want to see more of the city. Tomorrow I'm going for a bicycle ride around town and this is how you get to know it and to stop at the little shops and try a croissant and a Scottish coffee and beer or whatever and we go into the next city.

"It's been a great experience to be here today."

Arnie talked about his career admitting 'If someone were to make a movie of my life they'd say it was never happening.'

He admitted he would love to be President too adding: "I change policy. It was such a great honour to be governor of California with no political background and I got a lot of things done working with Democrats and Republicans together. If I would be born in The United States I would run for President right now. I think I could do a lot. If you do the things you really love doing you are actually never working."

Admitting his Idols were Mohammed Ali, Nelson Mandela, Gorbachev and Reagan who did 'extraordinary courageous things' he also spoke of his colourful relationship with Sylvester Stallone.

He said: "First of all Stallone just won a Golden Globe. He is a fantastic actor but he and I were at war in the eighties. We hated each other and the reason was we both have a big ego. We both wanted the number one action movie and it was a battle of who makes more money at the box office, who has more muscles, who has the longest knives, who killed most people and this is how it went. The competition was unbelievable and then with Planet Hollywood we finally got together and had something in common. We are now great friends and realised we really used each other as motivation."

Arnie who flirted with hostess Jenni Falconer told her: "You are doing a good job. You look very pretty. Everyone agrees."

He also confirmed that a sequel to Twins was in the offing with Danny De Vito and Eddie Murphy being considered as the third twin or triplet. is the online edition of Scotland's favourite newspapers, that brings you your Daily news. Every day we bring you the best in Scottish news, sport, entertainment and opinion, including breaking news, picture galleries, videos and live blogs.

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