Brigitte Nielsen Opens Up About Reuniting with Ex-Husband Sylvester Stallone for Creed II: 'We Were Professionals'

PEOPLE.com | 12/3/2018 | Staff
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For Brigitte Nielsen stepping onto the set of Creed II for the first day of filming was “incredibly emotional.”

“My heart was beating very fast,” the Danish actress, 55, tells PEOPLE.

Role - Ludmilla - Drago - Years - Rocky

To return to the role of villainous Ludmilla Drago, 33 years after first playing her in 1985’s Rocky IV, Nielsen reunited with ex-husband Sylvester Stallone. The pair famously wed in 1985 but divorced two years later amid plenty of tabloid headlines.

“In 1985 I was married to Sylvester and this time I am the ex-wife,” says Nielsen. “But it was wonderful to have half of the cast there 32 years later. Who could have ever dreamed that you pick up the same roles many years after?”

Drama - Stallone - Opportunity

She adds there was no drama between her and Stallone, calling the opportunity to work with him again “amazing.”

“We are two professionals and we kept it that way,” she says. “He stayed in the American corner and I stayed in the Russian corner. We were on opposite sides but it was pleasant.”

Sequel - Years - Release - Creed - Film

The sequel, which arrived three years after the release of the first Creed film, once again centers on Michael B. Jordan who reprises his role as Adonis Johnson — the newly crowned heavyweight champion who is under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, played by Stallone.

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