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Jean-Claude Van Damme Kicks Us In the Face

…with words! Sorry, that headline was very misleading.

 

With Expendables 2 out today on Blu-ray, we spoke to star – and action legend - Jean-Claude Van Damme about the movie, playing bad guys, and the biggest thing he’s ever put in his mouth.

 


Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate

 

You're used to playing action heroes - did you mind playing the villain in Expendables 2?

I really enjoyed the role. Actors generally know the story line pretty well before signing on, so the villain role was something I thought would be both fun and a change from what I’ve done in the past. I wasn't disappointed, I had a great time doing this role.

 

Would you like to play more bad guys in future?

You never know, it depends on the role and the story.

 

What was it like having so many big stars together on one set?

Most of us knew each other, it was very collegial. We had a great time catching up on old times and new times. It was like any group that knows each other, hanging out - friends are friends regardless of what they do for a living.

 

What else are you working on right now?

I’m completing the editing of Eagle Path, which will be retitled. I’m pretty excited about changes and improvements we’ve made to the original cut. Welcome to the Jungle - which is a comedy I was in - is also going into distribution. I have several other films under discussion, but I’m going to have to keep you waiting a bit on those!

 

And now: The Same 10 Questions We Always Ask Everyone! What was the last thing you had to apologize for?

Something I did wrong.

 

What’s your favorite curse word?   

That producer won't like it if I use his name.

 

What’s the worst hangover you’ve ever had?

I thought Hangover and Hangover II were pretty funny. So there really hasn't been a worst.

 

What was your first car?

It’s hard to remember, but it was either an Aston Martin or a Corvette. Tonka toys made a lot of cars in those days. After that I had non-exclusive use of a variety of taxi cabs.

 

Do you have a scar that tells a story?

I have several scars, but they don't talk to me.

 

Do you have a party trick?

Leaving.

 

What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?

The script from Hamlet.

 

What’s the one thing to remember in a fistfight?

Don't get hit!

 

Who was the last person to see you naked?

Jean-Claude Van Damme.

 

Finish this sentence: If I ruled the world for a day, I would…

Probably seek an extension.

 

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