After playing his father as “Hercules” on “Dancing with the Stars” last week, Joseph Benas, son of Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted that he feels pressure to live up to his famous father.
“It’s been a huge growth year for me to be truly secure in who I am and… Confidence… No matter what the challenges are, what the comparisons are,” Baena exclusively told to Fox News Digital
Bena expressed that it can be difficult to have such a famous, accomplished father.
“The message I wanted to convey was that there are many people with very skilled parents… and that’s scary. It’s scary to be compared to these giants, and to realize that you don’t have to live up to these expectations. Is required. .”
But the fitness model continued, revealing, “This year has been a great experience … and knowing that I need to live up to my own, not anyone’s expectations.”
“I want to move on and keep growing myself, pursuing my dreams… passion, and that’s what I’ll keep doing.”
Bena is one of Schwarzenegger’s five children, and the youngest in the family. His mother is Mildred Patricia Baena, a former housekeeper.
“Dancing With The Stars” Contestants Following in the footsteps of his father with fitness and acting.
The actor said it has been “the most memorable year” for him, as he has been busy with several projects while competing in dance shows.
“It includes… being in my first feature film, selling my first house… being on my first live television show,” Bena said.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs episodes live on Disney+ on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.