When I’m bored, I drink.” That’s what French actor Gerard Depardieu told a European film magazine in an interview this week. And, apparently the 65-year-old has been very bored lately. So bored his daily wine consumption has been hovering in the double digits.
“Apart from occasional compulsory moments of abstinence. After undergoing bypass surgery (five times), and also because of cholesterol and stuff, I have to be careful. Anyway, I’m not going to die. Not now. I still have energy. I can’t drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles…per day.”
According to the Daily Mail, the Green Card star and French heart-throb (really, this guy is a sex symbol in France) describes his daily enophilia in great detail:
“In the morning, it starts at home with Champagne or red wine before 10 a.m., then again Champagne. …Then food, accompanied by two bottles of wine. In the afternoon, Champagne, beer and more pastis at around 5 p.m., to finish off the bottle. Later on, vodka and/or whiskey.
But I’m never totally drunk, just a little (tipsy). All you need is a 10-minute nap and voilà, a slurp of rosé wine and I feel as fresh as a daisy! I have to admit that when I start counting, doctors start worrying.”