Gerard Depardieu, who made headlines recently for urinating in the cabin of a airplane, has bounced back with another performance.
Gerard Depardieu and fellow Asterix and Obelix star, Edouard Baer, who was by French actor’s side when he caused a scandal by urinating in front of passengers on a flight from Paris to Dublin, have teamed up for a comic remake.
In a video posted Friday on the Dailymotion website, the pair, appearing as ancient Gaul comic heroes Asterix (Edouard Baer) and Obelix (Gerard Depardieu), are seen reading newspapers as the plane readies for takeoff.
Suddenly Gerard Depardieu, resplendent in the long red plaits and enormous striped pants of his oafish character, blurts out:
“I need a wild boar.”
“I can’t wait, I must have one now,” Gerard Depardieu insists as the flight attendant and Edouard Baer, who is wearing a walrus moustache and winged helmet, try to soothe him.
“These famous Gauls think they can get away with anything,” a young man sitting behind Depardieu remarks indignantly, as Obelix leaps out of his seat and disappears off-screen to satiate his craving.
In the real life version, Gerard Depardieu was reported by a fellow passenger to have urinated on the floor of the plane after being refused permission by a flight attendant to use the toilets during takeoff.
Baer said later Gerard Depardieu urinated into a bottle, not directly onto the floor. There had been some spillage, he admitted, pinning it on 62-year-old French actor’s “dodgy prostate”.