A few days ago, talking to a colleague, I ended up crying my eyes out between laughing when I remembered one of the most grotesque statements that I have never read related to the cinematographic medium; so I have been obliged to share them with you. Its author was none other than Jean-Claude Van Damme, and look back to the filming of Steven E. de Souza’s infamous ‘Street Fighter: The Last Stand’.
Thinking about the set of the adaptation of the Capcom video game invites you to do it in chaos, lack of control and in an environment as delusional as it is rarefied. However, this peculiar panorama was a breeding ground for love; or, at least, this is what the protagonist of this story says, who in an interview with The Guardian recalled an alleged affair he had with Kylie Minogue.
Up to here everything correct. The 90s, two attractive stars, meeting daily on set in the guise of Guile and Cammy… It had to happen. The problem—and the funny thing about it—is the words that Van Damme used to drop the bomb. Be careful, because the bocachanclada is not wasted.
“It happened. It was in Thailand, we had an affair. Sweet kisses, beautiful sex… It would have been abnormal not to have had an affair, she is beautiful and was in front of me every day with a beautiful, friendly, charming smile… no she was acting like a big star. I knew Thailand very well, so I showed her my Thailand. She’s a great woman.”
Yes, you read correctly: “I showed him my Tailanida”. Of all the ways she could have revealed it, she went with “I showed him my Thailand.” No matter how much we laugh —me the first—, it is still something unpleasant and unfortunateand it is hard to imagine Minogue verbalizing her alleged sporadic romance with JCVD —who, by the way, shot the film to the top of farlopa— dropping a similar pearl.