Dolph Lundgren says he wished to 'knock out' Sylvester Stallone whereas filming 'The Expendables': 'I'm simply gonna punch him out and depart'

  • Dolph Lundgren mentioned he almost fought Sylvester Stallone whereas filming “The Expendables.”
  • The 65-year-old actor recalled that he wished to “punch him out” on set.
  • The “Rocky IV” and “Common Soldier” star was sad with how Stallone spoke to him.

Dolph Lundgren seemed again on his life and profession on Wednesday’s episode of “In Depth With Graham Bensinger,” and even opened up about having six tumors faraway from his physique since 2015.

However the actor additionally mentioned his prolonged motion film profession, together with collaborating with “Rocky” star Sylvester Stallone quite a few instances over time.

Nonetheless, their partnership hasn’t at all times been harmonious.

Lundgren recalled one incident on the set of “The Expendables,” which Stallone each directed and starred in, when Stallone was “harsh” on him whereas filming.

“We had some good instances and dangerous instances, form of like household to some extent,” he mentioned. “He was very harsh on me on a scene in ‘The Expendables’ the place he form of yelled at me in entrance of the entire crew and had me do about 20 takes on the scene.”

“And he was like, ‘My grandmother can do it higher than that, what the fuck are you doing?’ Mainly, in entrance of everyone. There was press there that day, too — worldwide press.”

The “Masters of the Universe” and “Creed” actor mentioned that he was upset by how he was handled to the purpose of desirous to hit his longtime costar.

“We took a lunch break and I keep in mind I used to be form of in tears,” Lundgren recalled. “I imply, I used to be actually upset. And I referred to as my spouse on the time, and I mainly simply informed her, ‘If he says another phrase, I am gonna knock him out and fuck this film. I am out of right here. I am simply gonna punch him out and fucking depart.’”

However as soon as Lundgren got here again from lunch, he mentioned that Stallone instantly apologized for his habits.

“And I feel once I walked on the set, individuals felt a sure… It wasn’t such a great vibration,” Lundgren mentioned. “After which I had a faucet on the again and it was Sly, and he was like, ‘I am sorry about that, let’s simply do one other take, and let’s simply hold transferring on.’” 

Though the pair have butted sometimes butted heads, Lundgren mentioned he nonetheless has a lot respect for his buddy.

He added: “We have had a couple of run-ins over time, however what can I say? He is a loopy Italian, you understand? And I feel he is aware of that I’ve at all times revered him and cherished him, and I feel that is why we’re nonetheless mates.”