Why Van Damme refused to appear in Sly’s ‘The Expendables’August 17th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme refused a role in actor Sylvester Stallone’s all-star action film ‘The Expendables’ as he did not want to lose a fight scene to actor Jet Li.
According to the Sunday Times, Stallone, 64, said Van Damme, 49, turned him down because he failed to get the movie’s humorous undertones.”I wanted to set Jean-Claude against Jet Li, but he didn’t want to lose to Jet,” the Daily Express quoted Stallone as saying.
“He didn’t think that was cool. But that’s why it would be cool; to have Jean-Claude beaten by the other man. Hey, they could have a rematch.
“But Steven Seagal and Van Damme, they weren’t really into our gallows humour,” he added.
Jason Statham, Li, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke joined Stallone in ‘The Expendables’ - the movie shot to number one in America at the weekend. (ANI)
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