George Clooney Recalls Showing Up Drunk to Set After Late-Night Drinking with Rande Gerber

His costar at the time, Michelle Pfeiffer, says he smelled 'like a brewery.'

1/22/2021 10:50:00 AM

His costar at the time, Michelle Pfeiffer, says he smelled 'like a brewery' (via toofab)

His costar at the time, Michelle Pfeiffer, says he smelled 'like a brewery.'

."The other thing about the film was, with very few exceptions, we were doing two different movies. I was in one world and working, and you were in another world and working," he began, referring to the fact the two spend a lot of the film apart from each other.

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"I was in New York, I was staying at the Morgans Hotel, and my friend Rande Gerber, who is my partner now in the tequila company — I had the day off. So I had a few drinks," he continued."We stayed up and had a few vodkas or something. Then I came home at 1 in the morning, and I'm like, 'Oh s---.' I was pretty hammered."

"I woke up at 5 in the morning. I was like, 'I feel OK.' Then I looked in the mirror, and I was like, 'Oh, I'm still drunk,'" Clooney added."I got to the set, and we walked to the trailer and I sat down and you looked at me. You go, 'What?' And I was like, 'I didn't know we were going to work today.' And you go, 'You're still drunk.' It's a scene we did in a oner where you and I are talking back and forth to each other. I kept trying to spray whatever mouth spray I could because I smelled like a ..."

"Like a brewery," Pfeiffer interrupted, before Clooney said it was more like a"distillery." She also recalled another day he showed up with a"broken face," an injury Clooney sustained while playing basketball with the crew during a lunch break.

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