Sylvester Stallone finally shares details of Arnold Schwarzenegger feud
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Sylvester Stallone gave fans an insight into his funny feud with fellow action star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The infamous feud between the stars goes way back to the 1970s when the pair were breaking out into Hollywood.
They often tried to one-up each other, with Stallone revealing that they 'couldn’t stand to be in the same galaxy together for a while.'
So, for anyone wondering how on earth the two came to be in a 'feud' of sorts, it all started in 1977 at the Golden Globes.
Stallone's hit Rocky was, obviously, up for a fair few awards but when Sly lost Best Actor and saw Schwarzenegger gloating, he'd had enough.
Doing what any rational person would do, Stallone told Variety that he 'grabbed a giant bowl of flowers and heave[d] it in [Schwarzenegger's] direction.'
And thus began their '10-year battle royal'.
The feelings certainly ran deep, as Stallone added on The Johnathan Ross Show: "We truly, truly loathed each other. He’s quite clever.
“He goes around town saying, ‘I can’t wait to do this film…’ I go to my agent, ‘Get that thing away from him. Get people options on me.’
"I got it and I said, ‘What a piece of s*** this is.’ He goes, ‘Ha ha ha!’"
Stallone is referring to his 1992 flop Stop! Or My Mum Will Shoot!
But, Stallone got his own back, joking that: "At least I wasn’t pregnant in a film Arnold. We’re even."
Stallone is of course referring to the 1994 film, Junior, which is just about as jarring as you'd expect for a film where Schwarzenegger is pregnant.
He went on to explain to Forbes: "We really disliked each other immensely because we were... this may sound a little vain, but I think we were pioneering a kind of genre at that time and it hasn't been seen since really."
Thankfully now though, the pair can be in the same galaxy as each other, with the star adding: "So the competition, because it's his nature, he is very competitive and so am I... and I just thought it actually helped, but off-screen we were still competitive and that was not a healthy thing at all, but we've become really good friends so the competition because it's his nature, he is very competitive and so am I... and I just thought it actually helped, but off-screen we were still competitive and that was not a healthy thing at all, but we've become really good friends."
UNILAD has reached out to Sylvester Stallone for comment.
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