Will Patrick Schwarzenegger be the “next big thing” in Hollywood?
He hopes so! In an interview with WWD, the 18-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver talks candidly about his plans to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming an actor. And that’s not all he’s got lined up!
“I’ve wanted to do some sort of acting stuff down the line,” says Patrick, who’s currently using modeling gigs – like a billboard for Hudson Jeans – to help him get comfortable in front of the camera.
But the Brentwood High senior has other career aspirations aside from acting, telling WWD that he definitely wants to keep his clothing line, Project 360, going strong.
“I’m always thinking of new ideas and trying to find ways to expand my career opportunities,” says Schwarzenegger.
Luckily, Patrick has some pretty knowledgeable people in his life to guide him along the way.
“My dad helps me a lot with my business side, and my mom and my grandparents [the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver] had a huge influence with the charitable component and the idea of giving back,” Patrick explains. “I’ve learned everything from them.”
And as if modeling, acting, and running a business weren’t enough, the teen still has college to think about! Though he’s applying to schools around the country, Schwarzenegger admits that he’ll likely stay close to home.
“I’m applying to USC, Georgetown, Stanford and Penn,” says Patrick. “One sister goes to USC and the other to Georgetown. If all my work is going well and I get into USC, that’s probably what’s realistic for me.”