Liam Hemsworth Got Kicked In Chest By Jean-Claude Van Damme (VIDEO)
Hemsworth explained on the British talk show that while filming a scene with Van Damme for The Expendables 2, the action movie star “has this moment where he supposedly kicks this knife into my chest.” Hemsworth added, “We did a bunch of takes and on this one particular take, he gave me a full Van Damme kick to the chest, and I dropped to my knees.”
Despite being in agony, Hemsworth said he didn’t want to “show any pain to Van Damme,” who’s also a professional kickboxer, and so he stood up and pretended like he was fine. The actor continued, “And then he takes his glasses off and turns to me and goes, ‘It’s ok, it’s a controlled kick.’ And I’m like, ‘There was nothing controlled about it. You kicked me in the chest!'” But Hemsworth went on to admit, “I honestly felt honored. If you’re gonna get kicked by someone, that’s a pretty good person to be kicked by.”
Hemsworth went on to reveal to Norton that he also had an usual interaction with Jennifer Lawrence while shooting a scene for The Hunger Games. Find out what that entailed, and listen to the full Van Damme story in a highlight below from the actor’s “Graham Norton Show” interview.