In this exclusive
interview, Jean-Claude talked about women, God and family.
Interview by Clêo Francisco
He's back and has
chosen Brazil for the worldwide launch of Replicant. He arrived on
Saturday and caused a great uproar. Even after a 12-hour flight, he
treated the fans' siege and six hours of interviews with a great
disposition and good humour. He also conceded to Tititi in the Gran
Meliá Hotel. During the interview, the protagonist of Bloodsport and
Universal Soldier showed that he is very sweet, sensible and
emotional. And something else. Check it out.
Tititi: Is it good to be considered a
Van Damme: What is a sexy man to
Tititi: A handsome man, is one that
every woman looks at with an open mouth.
Van Damme:I'm not handsome. No, no. Brad
Pitt is handsome. I'm very charming.
Tititi: You don't think you're handsome,
but lots of women think you are. How do you feel about that?
Van Damme: I love it, of course.
Tititi: What kind of crazy things do
women do when they get close to you?
Van Damme: They are very polite. Because
women, no matter how much they want something, always have this
instinct of being polite.
Tititi: You said that your life changed
a lot and you learned good and bad things. Can you talk about these
things and what you learnt?
Van Damme: The bad times are when you put
your hand in boiling water and burn yourself.
Tititi: Did you do that a lot?
long flight, he granted several interviews and showed his
Van Damme: Everybody does. If you don't do
it today, you'll do it tomorrow. Nowadays I just want the good
water. The way that is closest to my personality, my soul, and gives
Tititi: Do you believe in God? Do you
have a religion?
Van Damme: I believe in God and that he is
inside of you. You are made of God. You are alive, breathing, can
see and listen.
Tititi: Then, is the great fighter
becoming a sensible man?
Van Damme: You don't become something, you
are something. Fighting is a thing that you learn, I had to train a
lot of hours for it. Sensibility is something you're born with. I'm
not learning to be sensible, because I was born sensible. You can,
of course, go deep in your emotions.
Tititi: How is Van Damme in the family,
with the kids?
Van Damme: A good father and that's it. I
won't speak more. People who ask this kind of question should learn
to be more respectful. I'm not ready to talk about this, because I
talked about my intimacy before and some people took advantage of
that. They earned lots of money, in a bad way.
the hotel, he disclosed to all his simplicity and posed
for photos with the films distributors and the