Gerard Depardieu parodies plane peeing incident
September 5th, 2011
06:01 PM ET

Gerard Depardieu parodies plane peeing incident

Just a few weeks after taking flak for peeing on an Air France plane, French actor Gerard Depardieu is showing he has a sense of humor about the incident.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Depardieu has shot a video spoofing the unfortunate urination.

In the video, Depardieu and pal Edouard Baer, who was with Depardieu when he peed on the plane, appear as their characters from the French series “Asterix and Obelix.”

Obelix (Depardieu) is on a plane and told he won’t be able to eat wild boar until after takeoff. He says he can't wait because he's too hungry. (Just like in real life, when the actor couldn’t wait until takeoff to urinate.) The character then leaves his seat anyway, and a flight attendant tells passengers over the intercom that they must make an unscheduled landing because of a passenger who made a "mess."

In real life, Depardieu has expressed his apologies (via Baer) for inconveniencing passengers and crew. A “dodgy prostate” was blamed for the incident.

Depardieu and Baer’s series is coming to the big screen in 2012 with “Asterix and Obelix: On Her Majesty's Secret Service.”

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  1. Juliette Perrault

    Gerard Depardieu is my favourite actor. I still adore him. It was an accident, that he just could not help.

    September 21, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Anomic Office Drone

    All of this negativity... How about taking a glass half full look at this situation? At least he didn't drop a deuce.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. a fan

    an asterix and oblix movie! my mind has been blown, i loved those comics i hope the humour translates well on film. oh,by the way,dirty guy we live in a society, not a toilet

    September 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hamlet

    To pee, or not to pee..dat iz ze question.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. Epiphany

    That's a weird looking dude! His hands look colossal. I think I'd just stay away from him.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Liefy

    Come on...he behaved abominably and NOW he's spinning..."It's my dodgy prostate.." I'm sure there are lots of men who fly who have the same condition but you don't see them behaving like uncivilized pigs on a plane. If you know you have a problem like that and you're going on a flight, and MIGHT have an accident, there are plenty of things you could do to prepare and keep your dignity (someone mention Depends to him? Don't they have those in France? Do incontinent people just go anywhere?) What a poor excuse for a civilized being he is. And before this I really liked him a lot. Yuck.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tully

    Give it a rest, Gerard. Ca suffit, mon vieux.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Yeddo


    September 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rose

    Anderson Cooper could also be included in this video. He could be a flight attendant and start giggling when he says Depardtwo...

    September 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cross country astronaut


    September 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mejazzbo

    So where's the video?

    September 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Eva

    That's just nasty

    September 5, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |

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