Los Angeles: Former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays a loving father in "Maggie", says being one in real life helped him relate to the character in a better way.
The film features Schwarzenegger as a caring father whose daughter Maggie suffers a serious infection that will turn her into a zombie. The story revolves around how Schwarzenegger wants her to spend her last days with his daughter and his wife.
"You really have to use your personal life experiences in everything. For me, being a father for the last 25 years and having two daughters, I could really relate to what this would be like.
"When you find out your daughter is infected with either ebola or AIDS or cancer or a zombie virus, it is a horrible thing for a parent to go through -- to watch their child die slowly. If you think about that, it makes it easy to get into the role and play it. It is also the most human kind of role I have ever done," Schwarzenegger said in a statement.
The film, directed by Henry Hobson also stars Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson in key roles.
The thriller which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival is set to release across India on May 29 by PVR Pictures.