Gerard Depardieu, mon dieu! Get back in your box, you naughty man.
Depardieu has hit out at Juliette Binoche, saying that he doesn’t understand the appeal of the actress, and calling her “nothing”.
The surly actor made the comments in an interview with the Austrian publication Profil (later translated by the UK’s Guardian).
He fumed: “Please can you explain to me what the secret of this actress is meant to be? I would really like to know why she has been so esteemed for so many years.
“She has nothing. Absolutely nothing!
“She is nothing. Compared with her, Isabelle Adjani is great even if she’s totally nuts. Or Fanny Ardant – she is magnificent, extremely impressive. But Binoche? What has she ever had going for her?”
He also harpooned one of Binoche’s early films, 1991’s Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants de Pont-Neuf), directed by Leos Carax.
“Carax needed six years to shoot his film with Binoche, which turned out not even to be a film but just a piece of s**t,” he said.
Lost in translation. I doubt it. What a nasty little turnip. Wonder who farted in his man bag?