Former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has asked his talent agency, Creative Artists Agency, to put his pending entertainment projects on hold while he focuses on his personal life."Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines," Schwarzenegger's attorney said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com on Thursday, May 19.
"This includes 'Cry Macho,' the 'Terminator' franchise and other projects under consideration," he said. "We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides."
The 63-year-old actor had served as governor of California from 2003 to 2010.
In "Cry Macho," Schwarzenegger was set to play a down-on-his-luck horse trainer who is hired to kidnap his boss' young son.
He also had several other projects in the works, including a "Terminator" tale, the crime saga "The Last Stand" and a new animated series called "The Governator," which was his nickname when he was the governor of California.
Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver announced their separation after 25 years of marriage on May 9. On May 17, it was revealed that he had fathered a secret child more than 10 years ago. On Wednesday, Mildred Patricia Baena, the family's former housekeeper, was identified by news outlets as the woman with whom Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a son out of wedlock some 14 years ago.
Schwarzenegger has confirmed his infidelity and said in a statement he had apologized to his family. The woman with whom he fathered a son has not commented on the matter.
Shriver, 55, moved out of the couple's mansion near Los Angeles earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger told her he had had an affair with a household staff member who had worked for their family for some 20 years. He did not identify Baena by name. She retired in January.
It was recently reported that Shriver Maria Shriver hired Los Angeles family law attorney Laura Wasser. Shriver and Wasser have not commented and no divorce papers have yet been filed. The former first lady of California has not said if she plans to end her marriage to Schwarzenegger.