As avowed fans of “JCVD,” we’ve been trying to get an interview with Jean-Claude Van Damme for ages now, only to have him cancel without much notice. Today’s NY Post purports to have the reason behind this:
JEAN-Claude Van Damme is canceling promotional appearances for his new flick, “JCVD,” over a puppy. The “Muscles From Brussels” recently adopted seven dogs from Bangkok and one of them is in a coma, a source said. Van Damme will stay in Thailand “to see this dog through this very trying time,” the insider said. “JCVD” is a fictional biopic about an action star who struggles with financial problems and a custody battle, in which Van Damme plays “himself.” His manager did not return calls and e-mails.
Whether it’s true or not, the move is weirdly consistent with the emotionally battered and erratic version of the action star presented in the film. So there’s that, I guess.
[Photo: “JCVD,” Peace Arch, 2008]
+ COMA CASE (NY Post)