Video: Arnold Creeps People Out At Madame Tussauds
Thank God Arnold Schwarzenegger is back to doing what he does best—starring in apocalyptic summer movies and being hilariously awkward.
The former governor of California (that still doesn't seem real, does it?) donned his Terminator attire to scare the crap out of people at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, coming to life as people got close to take pictures with what they assumed was a wax figure, as the The Hollywood Reporter points out. "He looks real," one woman says, before he comes to life and says "BECAUSE I AM" and sticks his arms out like creepy Uncle Frankenstein. In the video, Schwarzenegger also faces off with an Arnold impersonator on Hollywood Boulevard and uses a selfie stick.
It's a publicity stunt, sure, but it's for a good cause—the video urges viewers to enter a contest in support of After School All-Stars, an L.A. non-profit that offers community and mentoring to low-income, at-risk youth. The contest is pay-to-enter, and the winner gets to go to the Terminator: Genisys premiere in L.A., take selfies with Schwarzenegger and "drink Schnapps with Arnold at the exclusive star-studded after party," among other winnings.
This isn't the first time Schwarzenegger has disguised himself on behalf of After School All-Stars—last year he dressed as a mustached Gold's Gym employee in Venice. And this isn't even the first time today that Schwarzenegger has popped up in a bizarre video—he kind of asked J.J. Watt to be in the next Terminator movie after the NFL superstar did a terrible impression of him at the CMT Awards earlier this month. We're not sure if that's a real invite, but stranger things have happened. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger becoming governor of California.