“He’s Extraordinary”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Defends Son-in-Law Chris Pratt Despite the ‘Star Lord’ Admitting Countless Defeats Against the ‘Terminator’

Published 05/22/2023, 10:27 AM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, the renowned actor and former governor of California, is making headlines once again with the announcement of his upcoming Netflix series titled FUBAR. The highly-anticipated show, which stands for “F***ed Up Beyond All Repair,” marks Schwarzenegger’s return to the small screen after a successful career in Hollywood.

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The Hollywood action star was actively engaged in an interview with Extra TV. During the conversation, he touched upon his upcoming series and revealed some interesting details about his chess games with his son-in-law, actor Chris Pratt.

Arnold Schwarzenegger compliments Chris Pratt’s chess-playing abilities

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In FUBAR, Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro play a father-daughter pair of spies, demonstrating their lively on-screen connection. During the interview, Barbaro enthusiastically showcased her Arnold impersonation, delighting the viewers and highlighting the close connection between the two actors.

As the conversation progressed, the topic shifted to chess. The anchor brought up Chris Pratt’s recent public confession about never beating Schwarzenegger in a chess contest. Exhibiting his usual modesty, the Austrian Oak stood up for his son-in-law and complimented his chess abilities, stating, “I think he’s extraordinary.” 

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In response to inquiries about his victory over Pratt, the former Mr. Olympia explained that they played chess together, and since Pratt was a novice player, it wasn’t a fair competition. Regardless, the renowned actor praised Pratt’s improvement, mentioning that “Chris Pratt has just begun playing but he’s very very focussed, he’s very very smart and he’s a quick quick learner.”

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The Top Gun Actor also described the bodybuilding legend’s dedication to chess. She mentioned that on Arnold’s birthday, she and the cast entered his trailer carrying desserts and cigars while singing ‘happy birthday.’

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However, the actor glanced up, focused back on his chess game, and refused to come out until he finished. In response, the Terminator explained, “I was in the middle of the game almost losing the game, So I had to focus.”

Throughout his career, Schwarzenegger has continually proven his versatility and dedication. From bodybuilding, where he became a 7x Mr. Olympia champ, to acting and politics, he has demonstrated unwavering commitment and a relentless drive for success. Now, with his return to television in FUBAR, fans are excited to see Schwarzenegger bring his unique blend of action and charisma to the small screen once again.

In a thrilling new venture, the 75-year-old action icon will make his television debut alongside Monica Barbaro in this Netflix series, set to premiere on May 25.

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Jaishin J is an American sportswriter at EssentiallySports. He has a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail. Jaishin holds a Master's degree in Journalism and has honed his skills as a content creator during his one year as a Jr Content Executive and five years as a freelance content writer and video producer.
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