Legendary action movie star and WWE Hall of Famer Arnold Schwarzenegger literally fought Satan in the 1999 film “End of Days,” but he had to go through the Dark Angel’s henchwoman, Mabel, to get to the final boss. Meanwhile, veteran British movie and TV star Miriam Margolyes, who played Mabel, had to get through working with Schwarzenegger.
“I didn’t like the wrestler, you know from Austria,” Margolyes told the “I’ve Got News For You” podcast. “What’s his name?”
“Schwarzenegger, yes,” Margolyes continued. “I couldn’t think of his name for a minute. Schwarzenegger … He’s a bit too full of himself. I didn’t care for him at all. He’s a Republican, which I don’t like, and he was actually quite rude. He farted in my face. Now, I fart, of course I do – but I don’t fart in people’s faces. He did it deliberately, right in my face.”
The 81-year-old “Harry Potter” went on to explain that you won’t see the moment the fart occurred if you go back and watch the movie, but that doesn’t stop her from holding a grudge.
“It was during the filming of ‘End of Days’ in Los Angeles,” Margolyes recalled. “I was playing Satan’s sister and he [Arnold’s character] was killing me, so he had me in a position where I couldn’t escape and lying on the floor. And he just farted. It wasn’t on film, it was in one of the pauses, but I haven’t forgiven him for it.”
Schwarzenegger has been tied to pro wrestling ever since his meeting with Bruno Sammartino at the 1971 Mr. Olympia contest. In 2013, Schwarzenegger inducted his lifelong friend into the WWE Hall of Fame, and Schwarzenegger himself was inducted into the Hall of Fame’s celebrity wing in 2015.
In fact, back in 1999, Schwarzenegger made a cameo on “WWE SmackDown” to promote “End of Days,” engaging in comedic backstage run-ins with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock. He would also provide commentary for a match, help Austin defeat Triple H with a steel chair, and get involved in a post-match physical altercation with Triple H.
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