Actors do get tired of having to answer the same questions from the press.
This seems to be the case for Jean Claude Van Damme when he walked out of a press conference broadcast on Australia?s Sunrise program.
The 55-year-old action star is filming a kickboxing movie in a jungle in Thailand, and he traveled to Bangkok specifically to film an hour?s worth of appearance on Australian media.
It might have been the heat (there was a lack of air conditioning in the room); he might have gotten distracted by the chatty cameramen; or it could have just been that he has had enough of answering ?boring questions? from the press for the past 25 years.
When a question about Kylie Minogue cropped up, that was when he got riled at the press.
?Yeah, I like Kylie. I like everybody,? he began.
?The press, they?ve been asking me the same questions for the last 25 years. Kylie[Minogue]? How?s your training? How?s your this? How?s your that? I?m coming to Australia to to do something different for the audience. I?m 55 years old. So, am not anymore, 25, 35.. ?I?m 55 years old, so I?ve got a different view of life,? a riled Van Damme ranted. ?We?ll talk about this in Australia but this interview you?re giving me on TV right now, they?re very boring, because the questions are boring. And it?s difficult for me to answer those questions so I start to sweat, then I don?t feel good. Okay, next question? Do you have something interesting to ask me??
It can be recalled that during an interview with The Guardian?s Alex Godfrey in 2012, Van Damme admitted to an affair with Minogue when the two co-stared in a silver-screen adaptation of the Street Fighter video games in 1994.
It seems though as if he reached the end of his yardstick, when all of a sudden, he just yanked his microphone away and stood up, but not before asking: ?What the f*** is going on with Australia? What the f*** is going on? I can not do this, I’m too natural. You can blow this stuff away. What is this??
The actor, who will be starring in the new kickboxer movie, Kickboxer: Vengeance, ?with Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi, and Gina Carano, is scheduled to take his Unplugged and Unscripted tour to Australia at the end of Au