From the Sunday, July 20, 2003 issue of The San Francisco Chronicle
TERMINATED TAKE: Arnold Schwarzenegger has some big ideas when it comes to running for governor -- but he was definitely thinking small when it came to shooting that bathroom dunking scene for his new action flick, "Terminator 3."
"I saw this toilet bowl," Schwarzenegger told Entertainment Weekly in its July 11 edition. "How many times do you get away with this -- to take a woman, grab her upside down, and bury her face in a toilet bowl?"
But, the Mighty Terminator adds: "I wanted to have something floating there. "
"The thing is, you can do it," Arnold argued, "because in the end, I didn't do it to a woman -- she's a machine! We could get away with it without being crucified by who-knows-what group."
Maybe -- but in the end, the "floating" idea was itself terminated.
"They thought it was my typical Schwarzenegger overboard."