Jean-Claude Van Damme signs autographs during a photo-call part of the European promotion tour of Belgian Hollywood actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme, Friday 15 December 2017, in Anderlecht, Brussels, near his statue. JCVD plays in a seri called Jean-Claude Van Johnson. BELGA PHOTO ERIC LALMAND

About 200 fans made the trip late Friday afternoon to see the actor Jean-Claude Van Damme, who gave a photo shoot in front of the statue with his effigy at Westland shopping center Anderlecht.

Jean-Claude Van Damme is currently promoting the series of Amazon entitled “Jean-Claude Van Damme Johnson”, where he embodies his own role. Fiction and reality intermingling, his character conceals a double life as a secret agent behind his acting profession. This comedy action series was created by Dave Callaham, creator of the Expendables franchise. It will be declined in 6 episodes.

Jean-Claude Van Damme posed in front of his statue inaugurated in 2011 with his mother, his father and members of the Amazon Prime team. There was Peter Atencio, executive producer of the show with Dave Callaham, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker.

The actor made some small demonstrations of martial arts. He then signed autographs to the many fans who came especially. The actor reaffirmed to the media his link with his country of origin: “Belgium is my cradle”.