Monday, November 17, 2008

The Most Awkward Interview Ever

If someone brought up Jean-Claude Van Damme in conversation, I'd have asked, "Alive or dead?" Or maybe "Is he in jail?" Or even "What's he up to?" Apparently what he's up to is a new movie. About himself. If that sounds like a great beginning to a self-centered, creepy ass interview, just wait until you read the rest.

Van Damme: By doing this I'm giving a structure of life, a path of light, and showing what happens between me and me, which is something very beautiful.

Interviewer: Beautiful? Why?

Van Damme: I really opened myself up in "JCVD." I peeled back the skin of the fruit, cut the pulp and then took that very hard seed. In this film I cut that hard seed, and inside that seed was a kind of liquid cream substance of the man I am, or the woman you are.

Interviewer: Okay--

Van Damme: It was like being naked—I would love to be naked in front of you.

And it just gets better from there. Scary, scary man.