Ex-Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger took to the streets recently to film a promo for his fourth film as the T-800 Terminator, reprising his roles from 1984, 1991, 2003 and again this year for Terminator: Genisys. Schwarzenegger, 67, has been busy since leaving office after two terms in 2011, starring in several films including The Expendables series and Sabotage. Last week, he was shown being made up in the iconic Terminator costume and then hitting Madame Tussaud’s on Hollywood Boulevard.

The Terminator was actually having his fun for a good cause though: the video is a promo for a raffle of tickets to the premiere of Terminator: Genisys with all proceeds going to Schwarzenegger’s charity After-School All-Stars.

Founded in 2002 by Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars provides comprehensive after-school programming for kids across the country. He recently took to Reddit to speak about his motivation for the video.


“Last year I learned that the more fun I have promoting after-school all-stars, the more fun you have watching and the more you get engaged. So it’s my Trojan horse — I do ridiculous things and have a great time, but I get you to pay attention to something really close to my heart,” wrote Schwarzenegger from London where is on a working holiday. “This isn’t a vanity project,” he continued, “I know the power of after-school programs in kids’ lives and that’s why I started After-School All-Stars more than 25 years ago.”

If you’re interested in supporting After-School All-Stars, you can enter the Terminator Genisys raffle here.

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