Joseph Baena is following his father, Arnold Schwarzenegger, into the family business, and people are freaking out.
The 24-year-old posted a shirtless photo from the film’s set in Honolulu. Wash – and his muscles were greased and on full display. In a video he shared, he also flexed for the camera.
Joseph asked people to comment on what they thought was happening in this scene, but many couldn’t get over his resemblance to Arnold. “Like father, like son,” wrote one. “Predator 2.0,” put another. He was also called “Dutch Jr.”, “Young Conan” and “Little Arnold”. Some responded with famous Arnold movie lines, and others simply marveled at genetics.
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Acting is new to the recent college graduate, stemming from Arnold’s affair with his housekeeper, Mildred Baena, his now-estranged wife Maria Shriver, in the 1990s.
Joseph graduated from Pepperdine University in 2019 and started a career in residential real estate, but there has been interest in acting. In 2016, he remade his father’s famous “bad to the bone” scene from Terminator 2: doomsday as a short film for a film festival. He has a role in the movie. Carriage, which stars John Malkovich and is expected in 2022, as well as two smaller films in the pipeline.
Wash is promoted as the first film fully financed with cryptocurrencies. It is produced by Bitflix, which calls itself Hollywood’s first non-expendable film (NFT) marketplace. Joseph is nicknamed the “NFT Ambassador for the movie Bitflix.” In a press release about the film, Arnold is mentioned more than once.
Joseph is not the only one of Arnold’s sons in the movie business. Patrick Schwarzenegger, one of Arnold’s only children to be seen publicly with his half brother, has appeared in several films, including Midnight Sun with Bella Thorne. Of course, Arnold’s son-in-law, Chris Pratt, also has some film credits.
Earlier this year, however, Joseph said he’s going his own way.
“I am following in my father’s footsteps because I am doing my own thing,” he told the tabloid. Daily mail. “I am into acting because I want to dedicate myself to acting. So really the pressure is just from myself.”
Joseph went on to say, “I like to focus on myself … There is no time to focus on these distractions: What is everyone else saying about you? What is everyone talking about you? No time for that … Really I don’t hear much about the things that are happening on social media and things like that. “
Joseph, who is seen often with Arnold, even in the gym, added: “I push myself hard to be cool, not to be lazy in some way. I want to be successful in whatever I do. I want to show myself. That I’m putting 100 percent effort into everything. “