Arnold Schwarzenegger Backs Out of All Acting Projects

The former governor is too busy dealing with his personal scandal to focus on his movie career

It looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger won't be stepping back into his Terminator suit anytime soon.

The actor-turned-politician, 63, had made plans to jumpstart his movie career by making another Terminator film. But now, it seems he has too much on his mind (like his public love-child scandal and shocking split from Maria Shriver) to focus on acting.

"At the request of Arnold Schwarzenegger we asked Creative Artists Agency to inform all his motion picture projects currently underway or being negotiated to stop planning until further notice," the former governor's attorney told Us Weekly.

"Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. This includes Cry Macho, The Terminator franchise and other projects under consideration. We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides."

Probably not a bad idea, since he's got plenty of real-life damage control to do. As the news broke this week that Schwarzenegger had an affair with a former housekeeper, which resulted in a son, he released a statement expressing his remorse for hurting his loved ones.

"I fully deserve these feelings of anger and disappointment of friends and family. I have no excuse and I take full responsibility," he lamented. "I ask that the media to respect my wife and children in this extremely difficult period. I deserve your attention and criticism, but my family does not deserve this."

According to reports, Shriver has hired a high-powered divorce lawyer, which leads us to believe Schwarzenegger's problems are just beginning.


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