Unfortunately, Arnold Schwarzenegger declined to be interviewed by director Christopher Bell for his steroid documentary “Bigger Stronger Faster*.” But “Bigger Stronger Faster” nonetheless has some great scenes featuring Arnold.
I had the opportunity to ask Chris Bell about Arnold Schwarzenegger in a recent interview:
Arnold is an American hero. He’s a great success story. He can be an inspiration to anyone. He’s someone I’ve looked up to my whole life… But he’s on all these television talk shows and he’s saying we really need to do something about the drug testing in sports. He says it’s bad for the children and it sends the wrong message to the kids.
But then I turn the channel to the Arnold Classic where he’s handing Victor Martinez the trophy. He’s saying look at this guy – he’s so big, he’s so ripped, I’m so proud of him. He’s handing him the trophy but they didn’t test Victor Martinez [for steroids]… So here you have a guy who’s implicated in a steroid case, who got caught selling steroids to an undercover cop three years ago, he has done jail time for it and now he’s winning the Arnold Classic with Arnold is handing him the trophy…
I would love for Arnold to just stand up and say ‘hey look I did steroids and this is what it did for me – both good and bad.’ Just let me know. Talk to us. You’re the guy who did it. You did it for a long time. Now you’re in a position of power where you can speak about it. And speak about it honestly, honestly and openly.
I don’t want to hear what Governor Schwarzenegger has to say about it. I want to hear what Arnold has to say about it. Arnold the bodybuilder. Arnold who did it to enhance his performance and win competitions…
I wonder if anyone will ask Arnold Schwarzenegger to comment on this new steroid documentary. I expect it to be a popular topic of discussion at the Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Contest next month in Columbus, Ohio.