Schwarzenegger plays a DEA agent who starts to go off the deep end when his family is kidnapped and tortured by members of a drug cartel. The 66-year-old "Terminator" actor spent months with real-life members of the DEA in preparation for the role.
On Monday night, he stepped into the "WWE Raw" ring with his "Sabotage" co-star Joe Manganiello ("True Blood") to promote their new action thriller. They were joined by wrestling stars Hulk Hogan and The Miz.
"It was a lot of fun," Schwarzenegger said Tuesday night at a special New York screening of "Sabotage."
"I love wrestling, and I love the professional wrestlers," he added. "And I think it was terrific to be up there in the ring with Hulk Hogan and to talk about Andre the Giant and Bruno Sammartino. It was terrific."
Watch video above to see Schwarzenegger explain why the acting demands required of him for his part in "Sabotage" were tougher than the physical ones.