Arnold Schwarzenegger made a surprise appearance at a virtual cast meeting with the now-grown stars who played his students in the 1990 comedy Kindergarten Police Officer.
Presented by Yahoo Entertainment, the meeting marked the film’s 30th anniversary and featured Christian Cousins (Dominic), Miko Hughes (Joseph), Krystle and Tiffany Mataras (Tina and Rina), Brian Wagner (William) and Adam Wylie (Larry ). Mr. Kimble himself, Schwarzenegger, appeared unexpectedly in Zoom’s call around the 35:20 minute mark.
On the call, Schwarzenegger said the acting of the boys in the cast “made this film. This is what makes it captivating, what makes it successful, and people wanted to watch it indefinitely. ”He also talked about how working with the young actors served as a solid foundation for fatherhood (filming took place a few months after his then wife, Maria Shriver, gave birth to their first child, Katherine Schwarzenegger). And he offered some behind-the-scenes details about his famous phrase “It’s not a tumor”, and how he knew it would be a blockbuster.
“There were certain lines that, because of my accent, the children laughed,” recalls Schwarzenegger. “So, I shouted, ‘It’s not a tumor, it’s not a tumor!’ and the children would be laughing instead of being scared. [Director] Ivan [Reitman] told me: ‘If the kids are laughing the way you sound, then I think the audience will laugh too. And that is exactly what happened ”.