Arnold Schwarzenegger said there was no hesitation in postponing the release of his movie "Collateral Damage" after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
In the film, which was scheduled to open Oct. 5, Schwarzenegger plays a Los Angeles firefighter whose wife and son are killed in a terrorist attack. The movie has been delayed indefinitely.
"I realized, having done a little training for my movie myself and having gotten great technical advice from the fire department here in Los Angeles, I know what a hard job it is to be a firefighter and how brave those guys are and how tough those guys are," the action star told Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel on Thursday night.
"And to see the tragedy, you know, I just thought, like, 'I don't want to come out with the movie right now, after what has happened.' "
The 54-year-old actor said he doesn't expect Hollywood to stop making action films, though.
"For the last, you know, 50 years, action movies have been in, and if they are well-made, people will go in to see it," he said. "If there's any indication that this terrorist attack happened because of some of the terrorist movies that were made, then that's one thing, but that's definitely not the case."