14 Jun – Lesley Chilcott, the director of Arnold Schwarzenegger's documentary, "Arnold" recently explained the reason why the actor's ex-wife Maria Shriver does not appear in the docuseries.
Chilcott, who premiered the three-part series on Netflix on 7 June, admitted that she spoke to Shriver while in process of documenting Schwarzenegger's story, adding, "We talked a few times."
However, when she asked Shriver to participate, the journalist politely declined.
"They are all in touch regularly and they're all friends. I mean, they spend a good portion of their life together and they still do family events together and they're very close," she said. "You know, they can't be together, but they're very close and they're very friendly."
The couple, whose marriage officially ended in 2021 following news of the actor's past affair with their housekeeper, have four children together, Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher. None of them were interviewed on camera.
Meanwhile, Joseph Baena, the son from his affair with housekeeper, Mildred "Patty" Baena, also makes an appearance towards the end of the said docuseries, though does not speak on camera.
In the same interview, Chilcott admitted that the "Terminator" star found it difficult talking about the affair, as he believed that it had caused enough pain for his family.
"I am going to have to live with it the rest of my life. People will remember my successes and they will also remember my failures. This is a major failure. I had failures in the past in my career, but this is a whole different ball game, dimension of failure," he said.