Published July 28, 2011
Arnold Schwarzenegger dominated news headlines earlier this year when it emerged he had fathered a secret love child with the housekeeper thirteen years ago. Yet Bryan Cranston, who plays Schwarzenegger's role in the upcoming remake of "Total Recall," isn’t afraid to make light of the former California governor’s actions.
“’The hell with this I’m going to have another baby, does anyone want to have another baby with me? Anyone? It doesn’t matter who…” Cranston lamented in a thick Hungarian accent to FOX411’s Pop Tarts column while promoting the film at Comic Con last week.
But the “Breaking Bad” star’s digs didn’t stop there.
“The fans of the original 'Total Recall' will identify with the title ‘Total Recall,’ that’s what they can relate to. Only this one will make the others feel embarrassed to call themselves ‘Total Recall,’” the comedian continued. “When I saw it in 1990 I thought that’s fine, that’s cute, but I saw it again just recently and it’s like, hmmm… it didn’t hold up for me.”
Cranston’s co-stars were a little more straight-laced when it came to dishing on how they think Schwarzenegger will respond to the new version.
“I hope that they’ll be happy to see it re-conceived," said Kate Beckinsale. "I’ve always thought that movies set in the future date much quicker because you get to the future and realize that cell phones are actually much smaller, and a lot can become redundant in a few years, but it’s a very exciting world we’ve created.”
Her husband, director Len Wiseman, has his fingers crossed that it will get Schwarzenegger’s nod of approval.
“I hope he loves it. I think it is one of his coolest films. When I was growing up you could not have a cooler sci-fi,” he said. “I hope he loves the experience.”
John Cho chimed in that he hopes the original star “gives it the thumbs up, has a huge grin and bites on a cigar for (us),” while Jessica Biel is confident that Schwarzenegger and his leading lady Sharon Stone will be impressed with the 2011 red-do.
“I think they’ll love it, we’re not trying to re-create or do what they did, that stands alone as classic performances you just don’t touch,” she explained. “I think they’ll be able to look at it and respect as its own separate beast.”
Co-star Colin Farrell promised to get Arnie’s reaction direct from the horse’s mouth.
“I loved the original,” he said. “I have no idea [what he’ll say,] but I will put in a call.”
So stay tuned. He’ll be back.