Van Damme 'honoured' with Expendables role

2012-08-20 21:00
Los Angeles - Jean-Claude Van Damme was "honoured" to get his "ass kicked" in The Expendables 2.

The 51-year-old star - who has played a number of action stars throughout his career in movies such as Bloodsport and Universal Soldier - was delighted to be asked to appear in the latest instalment of the star-studded franchise after taking a break from making films.

Speaking about being asked to play a bad guy again, he said: "It was an honour. It was an honour to get my ass kicked."

Jean-Claude - who stars alongside Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Jet Li in The Expendables 2 - admits reigniting his acting career after taking a break has been like a "change of reality" and he has now set his sights on directing films in the future.

He added to the Daily Record: "I'd had enough of making movies to be honest with you. I have lived in Hong Kong for six years now, and you know when you come out of there and come back it's just like a change of reality.

"I directed a movie I started three years ago. The whole process took four years. It will either be called Full Love or Soldiers.

The Expendables 2  is in SA cinemas now.