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A quick google search will tell you that we are more or less the last people on the internet to break this story, but it is amazing nonetheless. Former recess writer Sarah Ball (yes, it took me a while to sift through her thousands of Chronicle stories for a recess one), now at Newsweek, recently had one of the most quotable interviews ever with Jean Claude Van-Damme:

OK —

It was like being naked—I would love to be naked in front of you.

Well, I —

Not being naked being naked. I say such things in Hong Kong and they thought I was being a crazy Frenchman. Being naked of protection.

So you've no regrets at all?

Believe me—I've done very good stuff and very crazy stuff, and I don't regret the crazy stuff. So are you in New York?

Yes, I am.

And are you 27, or 32?

I'm 22.

Oh, f–––. That is very young. Will you come to the premiere?

I don't know. When is it?

I don't know. You will wear all black, a black dress and high heels?

Uh —

You can come find me, I will be the one with the very broad shoulders, dark hair and a simple suit. We can have some champagne, you and me.

I can't wait to see JCVD. I doubt I'm invited to the premiere though.


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