Dolph Lundgren has no idea if he hospitalized Sylvester Stallone while filming ‘Rocky IV’.
The 64-year-old actor played fearsome Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in the 1985 sports film and Sly – who played the titular character Rocky Balboa – claims he nearly died after a fight scene with Dolph went wrong , but the star isn’t sure that was the case.
Responding to questions from readers of The Guardian newspaper, Dolph said: “I don’t know. He keeps talking about it, so maybe he’s right.
“He went to the hospital, but I don’t know if it was my beatings or the fact that he was so overworked as a director, actor and screenwriter.”
The ‘Expendables’ star continued: “We shot those 15 rounds over two or three weeks, eight or 12 hours a day, so you’re throwing thousands of shots. If you don’t log in, it looks like a Kinda wrong, but that doesn’t mean you want to hurt the other guy. But there was no hard feelings.
Dolph also revealed that some camera trickery made him look such a towering figure compared to Sly during the film’s climactic fight scene.
He said: “I’m taller than him so it all depends on the camera angles. A lot of times they put me on a box. When I come to the press conference in my uniform I have lifts in my shoes .
“Stallone was smart to exaggerate the difference. Less talented actors would try to make themselves bigger against the other guy, but he knew that by strengthening the opponent, it made him better in the end.”
Lundgren also revealed that he would be open to the prospect of appearing in films via CGI after his death.
The Swedish actor said: “I’ve done about 80 movies already. I guess part of being an actor is that there’s a certain immortality. That’s why people are interested in show- business, because you kind of live forever. So maybe I would. It depends on how bad the movies are.”