One of Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s former co-stars is accusing him of farting in her face on purpose.
Miriam Margolyes, 81, said the alleged incident occurred while the duo was on the set of the 1999 horror movie “End of Days.” She told the whole stinky story during an episode of the “I’ve Got News For You” podcast, saying the “Terminator” star “was actually quite rude” while they were filming the movie.
“[I] didn’t care for him. He’s a bit too full of himself,” Margolyes said of Schwarzenegger. “He farted in my face. Now, I fart. Of course I do. But I don’t fart in people’s faces. He did it deliberately right in my face.”
She described how and when passing gas happened during the supernatural action horror film. “I was playing Satan’s sister and he was killing me, so he had me in a position where I couldn’t escape and lying on the floor. And he just farted,” she explained.
“It wasn’t on film, it was in one of the pauses, but I haven’t forgiven him for it,” Margolyes said.
The former governor of California played an NYPD detective named Jericho Cane who has to stop Satan from coupling with a young woman and spawning the Antichrist. The movie earned almost $67 million in North America and got largely negative reviews.
This isn’t the first time Margolyes took issue with the smells coming from her co-stars. During an interview with “This Morning” earlier in July, the actress described how Leonardo DiCaprio allegedly had pungent body odor on the set of Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 drama “Romeo + Juliet,” which also starred Claire Danes.
“He was a bit smelly because it was very hot in Mexico and I think young boys, he was very young at the time, they don’t make themselves fragrant. They don’t wash all the bits!” Margolyes, who played Juliet’s nurse in the movie, said of her time on set.
The actress joked that the production crew of “This Morning” would be wise to keep track of their hygiene, lest they be labeled stinky as well.
Margolyes is a British-Australian actress who got her start in theater. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Martin Scorsese’s “The Age of Innocence” (1993) and is also known for her portrayal of Professor Sprout in the “Harry Potter” franchise.
She’s also an outspoken political activist in the U.K. who joined the Workers Revolutionary Party. She is Jewish but is critical of Israel. Margolyes criticized her country’s handling of COVID, saying, “I had difficulty not wanting Boris Johnson to die,” according to The Guardian.