Jean-Claude Van Damme admits Kylie Minogue affair, ‘sweet, beautiful lovemaking’

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Here’s a photo of Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme together at The Expendables premiere in Paris a few days ago. Who would have thought that Dolph would be holding up so much better than the rest of these beefcakes? And it’s not just a matter of age either even though Arnie is pushing 65, and Stallone is 66. Comparatively speaking, Dolph is one of the younger ones of the group at age 54, but Jean-Claude is 51 and looks (much like Arnold and Sly) like melting wax. I guess five marriages and a $10,000 per week coke habit for years will do that to you, but Jean-Claude has reportedly cleaned up his life quite a bit in the past several years and now has a new role as the lead villain in The Expendables 2. It’s his first role in a major film in well over a decade, and he’s obviously trying to make the most of it even though the poor guy looks pretty rough in these photos.

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Also of note is a new revelation from Jean-Claude during a new Guardian interview, in which he reveals that he was totally doing his Street Fighter co-star, Kylie Minogue, while he was married (to one of his random wives). Maybe that’s why that particular divorce happened, no? Or maybe his wife didn’t like that Jean-Claude refers to his wang as “Thailand.” Seriously:

On having an affair with Kylie Minogue while making Street Fighter: “Oh … who said that to you? I tell you what, you should ask her. She’ll have a better memory. I’m 51 years old, do you know how much I was punched in the face on The Expendables? No, no. No. And let’s just say it happened, so what? Who wants to know?

“Sometimes you let go of stuff … I don’t know, maybe.” He sighs, then becomes reflective. It’s rather touching. “Yes. OK. Yes, yes, yes. It happened. I was in Thailand, we had an affair. Sweet kiss, beautiful lovemaking. It would be abnormal not to have had an affair, she’s so beautiful and she was there in front of me every day with a beautiful smile, simpatico, so charming, she wasn’t acting like a big star. I knew Thailand very well, so I showed her my Thailand. She’s a great lady.”

On why he was blacklisted: “[1994] saw Van Damme’s biggest box-office success, Timecop, which made $100m in the US. Now he was truly a star. And that’s when things started to fall apart. Universal called, offering him $12m a film for a three-film deal. He demanded $20m. “Like Jim Carrey.”

He laughs at his own arrogance. “I was f#@*ked up, man. But you know, it was not about the money. The people in the UK will read this and say, ‘What a f@#*ing piglet.’ Sorry about my expression! I was making movie after movie, and in between movies I was doing promotion. I was tired. Everything I was touching was making money. Jim Carrey was being paid a fortune. And I wanted to play with the system. Like an idiot. Ridiculous.” They hung up on him. “I was on the blacklist. That was it.”

On his role in The Expendables 2: “You know what? I’m scared. It’s one shot, this film, and hopefully the studios … Ringo Lam once told me they just like new faces — fresh fish. But maybe they would like an old fish. It’s all about business and money and the value of the actor. Up and down. Maybe. Who knows?”

[From Guardian]

Indeed, Jean-Claude finds a rare, non-straight-to-DVD opportunity in The Expendables 2. At least now he realizes how arrogant he was to demand such a huge salary when he was clearly, you know, so expendable in the 1990s. Sorry, I am just filled with awful puns today.

Here’s some photos of Jean-Claude generally acting like a whackjob at the London premiere too. Maybe he’ll have that big comeback after this movie’s (inevitable) success, right? Or maybe he’ll just be back for The Expendables 3, which wouldn’t be such a bad deal either.

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

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  1. brin says:

    Ugh, he looks like an evil puppet. I’m sure Kylie is thrilled by this.

  2. DailyNightly says:

    I don’t think he was referring to his wang as “Thailand”. I think he was saying he was showing her the places in Thailand he liked and was familiar with.

  3. carlino altoviti says:

    I called my Cane Corso Van Damme, because his strenght and his acting.

  4. nina says:

    omg, I said the same thing about watching the expendables 1 movie-I kept asking me why all these old bats looked like melting wax! Sly’s eyebrow looked like it was falling off his melted wax face at one point.

    Dolph’s looking good though, I thought he was so hot as Ivan Drago.

  5. Green_Eyes says:

    Wow! No one can ever say he has a sensitive side. What a pig! Kylie what were you thinking? Bet that is in her what the hell was I drinking, yet alone thinking rolodex!

    Pretty bad when Arny & Sly who are much older & melted look younger than you. dolphin looks good for his age (if tweaked he got a better deal than Jean). Cant help but wonder was Hedoing steroids too, granted he’s older… But so much smaller & steroids make one do stupid things as well. Steriods & coke = arrogant stupidthings to boot. Looks like Sly’s wife Jennifer shares Kimmy’s plastic surgeon..she’s got that KK Kat face look going on.

  6. Mel says:

    I can almost guarantee Kylie made the first move. She wouldn’t have squandered the opportunity to get with a big Hollywood star (which he was at the time) for anything. She’s very driven that way, and is not backwards in coming forwards, if you know what I mean.
    I read this article a couple of days ago, theres a part where Jean-Claude tells of not going to the US to promote his movie “JCVD” because his dog was sick at the time. Its a very sweet story.

  7. tru tru says:

    Jean Claude looks sick, not surprised about Kylie, she’s done quite a few.

  8. fabgrrl says:

    Well of course Dolph Lundgren is going to hold up. That man is not human. Look up the story about the burglers who broke into his house only to flee in terror when they saw his photo and realized who they were f’ing with.

  9. Dorothy says:

    Shall we say Kiss and tell? Not cool! Thailand is not that big a country according to the map if you get my drift….

  10. Mimi says:

    Omg,I used to have the biggest crush on Dolph Lundgren when I was younger. Nice to see he still looks good!

    As for Jean-Claude, I am not surprised. I heard he has lived a very “interesting” life especially in his hay days. Apparently he has done it all.

  11. Jenna says:

    He showed her his Thailand. All together now: “Ewwwwwwwww”.

  12. Sandie says:

    JCVD is my favorite, I will even go to watch the movie for him only, although I like the other actors, but he’s my all time favorite. He may not look the best, but people age, others better or worse than others, but I like him and I don’t see that, I’ll remember him like when he was in Hard Target :) That man was hot and still is!

  13. lucy2 says:

    At least he’s admitting his career mess was his fault for asking too much, but the “abnormal NOT to have an affair” comment is so gross.
    So…Stallone has had some sort of eye lift usually reserved for ladies, right?

  14. irishserra says:

    Ugh. What a douche.

  15. kpist says:

    Dolph is also a graduate in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Tech Stockholm. Smart and hot

    • stinky says:

      …and Grace Jones was my hera! she did the stroll w/ Dolph for some time back in the dey ………. (happier times)

    • Caoilfhionn says:

      Dolph was a Rhodes Scholar. He has an IQ like a zip code.

      In college I was doing research for a paper and found an old article in JET Magazine (I think it was) about Grace Jones getting mad at him and cutting up over $8,000 worth of his clothes. She shredded everything in his closet.

    • anotherrandom says:

      This really helps my image of him. He’s always terrified me. Wasn’t he the bad guy in some movie who wore people’s ears on a necklace? That traumatized me to him to this day. I can’t see hot, just scary man.

  16. erica says:

    Dolph looks hot! omg, I had such a crush on him back in the Rocky days….

  17. Nev says:

    I think he meant that he showed her his Thailand as in his experience of the place, not his wang.

    read it again.

  18. Feebee says:

    JCVD and Kylie, ewwww but whatever. I guess the theory you can have a good body or a good face but not both as you get older rings true for the guys too.

  19. YvetteW says:

    JCVD used to be sexy as hell….Coc@ine is a helluva drug.

  20. Nessa says:

    Whackjob, but harmless. I loved his movies when I was a kid. So I guess I have a soft-spot for the old dog.

  21. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    Oh my God I love him! He gives good interview like Kunty Karl – alas, coke has ravished him and I don’t see how a comeback will happen, (but I hope it does!).

  22. Jill says:

    WOW the coke really wore on him! But my goodness look at the knot in his pants!!