'Nice and easy': Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro open up about their father-daughter chemistry in Netflix's 'FUBAR'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'FUBAR' is set to premiere on May 25, 2023. The show revolves around a father named Luke Brunner and his daughter Emma, who both work as CIA operatives. However, both the characters have kept their involvement in the CIA hidden from each other. As the father-daughter duo eventually learns the truth, they are forced to work together as partners and find out more about each other in the backdrop of massive action.
In the upcoming series, Monica Barbaro will portray Emma. The series is a joint production of Skydance Television and Blackjack Films. The show, created by Nick Santora for Netflix, stars Schwarzenegger in his first leading role in a scripted live-action television series.
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'I think that just lends itself to a beautiful comedic tone'
Schwarzenegger and Barbaro recently opened up about their father-daughter bond in 'FUBAR'. "I love that this story is just a father and daughter working out all of their issues, but in the setting of also trying to save the world. I think that just lends itself to a beautiful comedic tone that Nick Santora wrote so well, and we had a lot of fun with that. We give each other a hard time, so it makes it nice and easy to have that father-daughter chemistry on set," Barbaro said in an interview, according to Screenrant.
"Well, I think there was a lot on the page. So I think that she did exactly what was in the page, and then every actor or actress brings their own little quality to that whole thing. And I think the reason why they chose Monica is because she has proven to be a very, very good actress. She was fantastic in 'Top Gun', which became the most successful movie of that year and one of the most successful movies of all time," Schwarzenegger said.
'FUBAR will kick your a** and make you laugh'
The filming of 'FUBAR' began in April 2022 in Belgium, but additional filming took place in Toronto and wrapped up by September 2022. Other actors who are set to appear in 'FUBAR' include Jay Baruchel, Fortune Feimster, Milan Carter, Travis Van Winkle, Gabriel Luna, Andy Buckley, Aparna Brielle, Barbara Eve Harris, and Fabiana Udenio.
In April 2022, Schwarzenegger revealed why he planned to go for the big action comedy. The actor said, "Everywhere I go, people ask me when I’m going to do another big action comedy like True Lies," according to Variety. Schwarzenegger added, “Well, here it is. FUBAR will kick your a** and make you laugh — and not just for two hours. You get a whole season.”