Van Damme in Brazil
Istoé Gente: May 5, 2001. (Brazilian
actor makes a pose in front of the poster of Replicant in the
Meliá Hotel hall, where he stayed in São Paulo.|
The Belgian actor Jean-Claude
Van Damme arrived in São Paulo on Saturday 5 and had agitated days
until Wednesday 9, when he embarked for the Festival of Cannes, in
France. In Brazil, here to reveal his film Replicant, which opens on
Friday 11, he did not escape the siege of fans, but disappointed
them when disclosing that he is now more Zen. "This is my last film
with violent scenes," he said.
In his next film, still without
a beginning date, Van Damme will be one with Zen. But for the time
being in real life, the Belgian did not just want to meditate. On
Saturday, the star had supper in the Leopolldo restaurant. There, he
danced and with an hour to go, even so, he was irritated by the
delay of staff in bringing his car. On account of the cold of about
15 degrees, Van Damme had to wear a body warmer. On the following
afternoon, the actor was in the mood for some freedom.
Van Damme is escorted by bouncers at the entrance to boat
Cheers, where he was sufficiently welcomed during the launch
party of his new film.
In the Legal Sunday, he sweated
to the sound of funk by the group Is The Tchan. Perhaps because of
the time lag, Van Damme had forgotten to add a change of clothing in
his luggage. On Monday 7, he appeared with the same jacket at the
launch party of his film at boat Cheers, where Solange Frazão
awaited him. The dedicated trainer made a performance at 10 pm which
was not seen by Astro until 1 am.
With several commitments, the
actor fared badly on Tuesday 8 and finished dining on minestrone in
the Meliá Hotel, where he stayed. For the fourth time in Brazil, Van
Damme made no extravagancy, but demanded dates, damson plums and
express coffee. Educated in Portuguese with the only two words
exercised that he knows: por favor and obrigado.