Is the Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo Truck Commercial Real? [VIDEO]
I don’t know if I believe this, but the Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo commercial featuring his epic split has gone viral.
Jean-Claude Van Damme is known for his amazing splits. He does them in all of his movies and fight scenes. This one he does for a Volvo Truck Commercial. The Internet is buzzing about this new online commercial that shows actor Van Damme appearing to perform a split between two moving Volvo trucks. Volvo says the stunt really happened. “The stunt is real and is performed in just one take,” said Anders Vilhelmsson, public relations manager for the Volvo Trucks brand. “It’s a daring stunt but we had full control. There was never any real danger involved.” Van Damme was hooked to safety lines that you can’t see on the video and each foot is on a small platform that was built on the trucks’ side mirrors.
“The film you see is the first take. But obviously we had tons of rehearsals,” Vilhelmsson adds. “The tension was really high. I saw a tough stunt coordinator swell up after we nailed it. That might actually be the nicest memory from the shoot.”