Posted at 1:00 PM Nov 20, 2008
By Kenny Herzog
Just when Jean Claude Van Damme's reputation was at its highest critical-approval rating since Timecop, he had to go and muss it up by perving out on some post-grad newbie reporter for Newsweek, behavior you'd assume he'd reserve for Us Weekly. Or NCDSUV.
In the chat, the Belgian star-status waffler explained his new meta-biopic, JCVD, via a less-than-opaque sexual metaphor about it rendering him naked, then suggested he'd like to be naked for said reporter, and finally retreated back into the metaphor excuse when she balked with befuddlement. Until, of course, he lost his grip on any gentlemanly self-control and started inquiring whether she'd be at the premiere, and if she'd like to dress in a particularly seductive fashion and meet up with him there. To, ya know, discuss metaphorical nudity and stuff.
In case it escaped anyone, the guy embarked upon this venture as a commentary on his life's history of self-destruction and liquid grasp on self-control. Henceforth, Van Damme's uncanny ability to lodge his kickboxing-crazed foot in his mouth before most of the world even glimpsed this acclaimed new project should be less surprising than the witless biracial buddy humor in Double Team.
And yes, there's a 50-50 chance this post was predicated on the opportunity to reference said Dennis Rodman co-starring clusterfuck.