Fans will have to wait a little longer to see Joseph Baena on a bodybuilding stage. In a recent video shared by the InsideFighting YouTube channel, Baena opened up on his acting/fitness goals for 2023 and said he’s pushing himself to get a ‘superhero body.’
Baena bears a striking resemblance to his father, Arnold Schwarzenegger. While Joseph has yet to compete as a bodybuilder, many have wondered about his potential considering Schwarzenegger’s success. While forging one of the greatest all-time bodybuilding résumés, Arnold claimed a total of seven Mr. Olympia titles (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 1980).
Over the past few years, Baena has sought out a career in acting. Some of his recent projects include Terminator 2 Remake with Joseph Baena, Bad to the Bone (2016), Chariot (2022), and Bully High (2022). In addition to these endeavors, Baena has taken part in a number of podcasts. He joined Bradley Martyn’s Raw Talk a few months ago, where he addressed living in his father’s shadow. According to Baena, fitness helped set him on the right path.
Even though he’s not competing professionally, Baena takes a comprehensive approach to training. In the past, he’s joined bodybuilding veterans Mike O’Hearn and Robby Robinson for training as well as detailed posing lessons. Speaking in a recent interview, the 25-year-old made it clear he’s building a ‘superhero body’ to propel his acting career.
Joseph Baena ‘Growing’ Into ‘Superhero Body,’ Says ‘Maybe’ to Bodybuilding in Future
Baena opened the discussion by sharing that he’s building the physique he’s always wanted.
“Well I think the main thing is that I’m building a physique that I’ve always wanted. I’m training really hard. Yeah, I love growing. I love pushing myself every day and I want to get that superhero body; I want to play a superhero one of these days. Yeah, absolutely.”
He stressed that he’s currently “pursuing his acting career as hard as possible.”
“Yeah, Terminator, you name it. I want to be a leading man in a movie. I’m pursuing this acting career as hard as possible and that’s what we’re doing,” says Joseph Baena.
When discussing a potential career in bodybuilding, Baena expressed interest in a future show, but steered away from Olympia, adding that he doesn’t ‘want to get that big.’
“Oh, man, I don’t know if I want to get that big. I don’t know if I want to get that big. I don’t think – not right now. Maybe a bodybuilding competition in the future, but I don’t think I’ll take it as far as Mr. Olympia, but we’ll see, you never know.”
Despite an overwhelming interest in acting, Joseph refused to completely dismiss a bodybuilding venture.