Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he does not believe in heaven and that he will never be comfortable with the thought of death, in a candid new interview.
The 75-year-old Terminator star, who has previously spoken of exercising to 'stay alive', told Interview Magazine that he believes we will never see our loved ones again after death and that the idea of heaven is to keep someone alive in our minds.
He said: 'It reminds me of Howard Stern's question to me. "Tell me, governor, what happens to us when we die?"
I said, "Nothing. You're 6 feet under. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar."'
I said, "We don't know what happens to the soul and all these spiritual things that I am not an expert, but I know that the body as we see each other now, we will never see the same again." Except in some fantasy. 'When people talk about, "I'll see you again in heaven," it sounds great, but the truth is that we won't see each other again after we leave.
That's the sad part. I know people are o.k with death, but I am not.'
The filmmaker said that losing 15 friends during his bodybuilding days to weightlifting over the past 20 years, changed his outlook on life.
He said: 'For me, heaven is where I put the person I love the most, who is kind, who made a difference in my life and the lives of other people.
'I keep them somewhere in my head, like the front row you have of all your friends. And you always get a good feeling when you think of them.'
This comes after Arnold spoke publicly about aging and shed some light on his grueling workout routine in a new interview with Men's Health.
The star, who has continued to show off her body well into his old age, revealed how he works out at the famous Gold's Gym in Venice Beach and said he is hitting the weights 'to stay alive' after multiple heart and knee surgeries.
Opening up about her fitness motivation, he said: 'I'm looking after my body and doing therapy at the same time. I do fast, light but precise exercises and I try to stay young.