'What the f**k is going on with Australia?'

By Nick Bond

Veteran action star Jean Claude Van Damme was clearly not enjoying himself while conducting Australian satellite interviews from Bangkok.

In clips aired by Sunrise this morning, the legendary "Muscles from Brussels" was shown repeatedly losing his cool at the questions he was asked, before finally deciding he'd had enough and walking off set.

At first, Van Damme - who is conducting Aussie interviews ahead of a speaking tour down under next month - seemed frustrated with the technical set up for the satellite interview.

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Questions about Street Fighter co-star Kylie Minogue are the sort Van Damme said he's been answering 'for 25 years'. Photo / News Corp Australia
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"Guys, you are talking behind the cameras. I'm online talking to you and I have people behind that camera talking about ... because I'm sweating and everything," the Belgium-born 55-year-old said.

A question about his Aussie co-star in the 1994 film Street Fighter, Kylie Minogue, rankled Van Damme further.

"Yeah, I like Kylie, I like everybody - can I please come to Australia and talk to you? Sorry guys, I cannot do this anymore. You are talking to a guy who's very rough, you know? Let me talk, let me talk please. Those questions, the press have been asking me the same questions for the past 25 years. I'm coming to Australia to maybe do something different with the audience," he said.

Van Damme then stood up, announcing he had to go to the rest room, but not before voicing his opinions on the Australian media.
Van Damme then stood up, announcing he had to go to the rest room, but not before voicing his opinions on the Australian media.

"Those interview you are giving me on TV right now, they are very boring. The question are very boring. It's difficult for me to answer the question so I sweat, I don't feel good, because they are boring. Next question? You have something interesting to ask me?"

He then stood up, announcing he had to go to the rest room, but not before voicing his opinions on the Australian media:

"What the f**k is going on with Australia? What the f**k is going on? I cannot do this, I'm too natural, you can blow this stuff away. What is this."

News.com.au understands that Van Damme is currently filming a kickboxing movie in the Thai jungle and had travelled to Bangkok especially to film an hour's worth of Australian media appearances. However, he cut the session short after this aborted chat, frustrated by trying conditions including a lack of air conditioning in the room.

- news.com.au

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