Gerard Depardieu Lions: Actor Says He Ate Lions After Killing Them On African Trip

Gerard Depardieu says he ate two lions while he was in Africa after he killed them. The French actor says he killed them “in legitimate self-defense” when he was in Burkina Faso, New York Daily News reports. He tells The Independent Magazine in an interview that once they were killed, he ate them.

When Depardieu was asked if he really made a meal out of the two lions, he answered “yes.”

He described what led up to the killing of the majestic beasts. The following account was revealed last September. He didn’t say anything about consuming the lions.

“We broke down on a track in the bush, in Burkina Faso. The two lions waited in front of us and wouldn’t move. Hours passed, and we couldn’t get out of the car, the African driver was very afraid.

“We had no choice; we had to shoot them.”

Gerard Depardieu and the lions story isn’t the only subject covered in his latest interview. He talked about a 2011 incident on Air France in which he was thrown off a plane for urinating in the aisle way. He grew tired of waiting to use the restroom while the plane was in taxi mode.

The 65-year-old also declares he has a high tolerance level when it comes to drinking. If he gets started, he claims he can drink up to 14 bottles per day.

“… I can’t drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles…per day. But I’m never totally drunk, just a little p****d.

“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.”

The Inquisitr has covered other stories about the actor, such as when he was extremely drunk at a World War I remembrance ceremony in Belgium earlier this month. He was belligerent, incoherent, and rambled on. He started ranting about politicians, amusing many, but offending a number of those in attendance as well.

What will we read about next when it comes to Depardieu? He keeps everyone on their toes with shock value for sure. There’s never a dull story with this celebrity.

Gerard Depardieu eating lions while in Africa seems like an awful lot of animal to consume. They aren’t small, after all. Moreover, it would be quite a task preparing them for the feast.

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