Producer stands by Schwarzenegger despite scandal

Updated: May 19, 2011, 10:15 AM IST

Los Angeles: The recent scandal in Arnold Schwarzenegger`s personal life has not affected his big screen comeback, with the producer insisting he will stand by the actor.

The former California governor recently split from his wife of 25 years Maria Shriver, which, it later emerged, was the result of Schwarzenegger`s confession of having fathered a love child with a former housekeeper more than a decade ago.

But despite the controversy surrounding the 63-year-old star, bosses on his new movie `Cry Macho` have said the scandal won`t make a difference to filming, said The
Hollywood Reporter.

"We`re shooting August 24; we`re in serious pre-production now. It hasn`t affected our sales. It`s going to be interesting if we get even a bump on the foreign side.

This is not gonna be a black eye for a guy with an astounding career," said producer Albert Ruddy.

"This is just another one of those things no one will remember. Bill Clinton went through horrendous things, and now he`s regarded as one of the most popular presidents...

"The only thing that matters is how good the film is. If it fails, they`ll say it`s because of the scandal. If it succeeds, they`ll say in spite of it. It doesn`t matter. The film talks for itself."

PTI