Sylvester Stallone recently admitted that he doesn’t spend time with The Expendables co-stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis because of their egos.
Although the action heroes are busy doing their own things these days, the Rocky star admitted that their egos also play a huge part in their relationship. Since the guys all have plenty of attitude to spare, Stallone said they don’t mind spending months apart before getting together for a movie or a chat.
“People think Arnie and Bruce and me hang out all the time but because of our work projects we may not talk for a year,” Stallone said during a recent interview.
He added, “Then, all of a sudden, we get together and realize there is a reason we don’t get together; too many egos in the room! So we say, ‘See you in a year, have to go regroup.'”
Despite their ego issues, this didn’t stop Arnold Schwarzenegger and the boys from teaming up for two installments of The Expendables. Unfortunately for Bruce Willis, his ego ultimately got the better of him; the actor was reportedly replaced by Harrison Ford because of his outrageous financial demands.
Schwarzenegger and Stallone also joined forces for the prison flick Escape Plan, a motion picture that failed to connect with moviegoers in the US last year. Fortunately for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, the movie went on to make a tidy $100 million from foreign markets.
Now that his stint in politics has come to an end, Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready and willing to cash any checks Hollywood tosses his way. The actor is presently slated to appear in the DEA thriller Sabotage, the horror flick Maggie, and The Expendables 3.
The former California Governor said that he missed out on making tens of millions of dollars during his career in politics. Apparently, Arnold Schwarzenegger had an extremely difficult time living off his annual salary of $187,000 and his 300 million dollar fortune.
“I always saw my movie career as ongoing. I stepped out for seven years to be Governor of California but I was never trying to be a career politician who runs for Congress and the Senate. I just felt since America has given me every opportunity to achieve in life. I should take time out to serve the people regardless of the lack of pay. I gave the money back, as a matter of fact.”
The Terminator star continued, “It was around $187,000 a year, which is petty cash… for me! I lost out on earning tens of millions of dollars and it also cost me – political campaigns are expensive — but none of that mattered. I wanted to help the people. It was the most educational thing I’ve ever done.”
Are you surprised that Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Bruce Willis have a hard time hanging out together because of their egos?