This August, 2014 video interview with Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren touches on the casting process for Rocky IV and how Dolph was chosen to portray Ivan Drago – apparently the opposite of what creator Stallone originally had in mind for the character.

“I’m gonna fight him with elevator shoes on, it’s ridiculous,” says Stallone of facing up to the massively tall 6′ foot 5″ inch Dolph Lundgren on the set of Rocky IV. “And the training! It was months, and months, and months, I remember that – I’ll never do that again.”