George Clooney showed up drunk to set of 1996 film 'One Fine Day'

Julia Hunt
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George Clooney has revealed that he once turned up drunk to the set of his 1996 romantic comedy One Fine Day.

The Hollywood heartthrob, 59, said he smelled rather like a “distillery” when he rolled up to work on the movie alongside Michelle Pfeiffer.

However, the star insisted that it only happened because of some confusion over the shooting schedule.

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The star spilled the beans during a chat with Pfeiffer for Variety's Actors on Actors series.

George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer on phones in backseat of car in a scene from the film 'One Fine Day', 1996. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)
George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer in One Fine Day (20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

He said while they were making the film he went out for drinks with a friend one evening as he had no idea he was supposed to be shooting the next day.

When Clooney got home around 1am fairly “hammered” he discovered a message on his answerphone saying he was expected on set by 6.30am the following morning.

He said: “I was like, ‘Oh s***.’

“I woke up at 5 in the morning and I was like, ‘I feel OK.’ Then I looked in the mirror, and I was like, ‘Oh, I’m still drunk’.”

George Clooney attending the Catch-22 UK Premiere, held at VUE Cinema Westfield, London.
George Clooney (PA)

Looking at Pfeiffer, he went on: “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’.”

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Clooney recalled that the pair were shooting a scene where they were talking back and forth.

WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17:   Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and actor George Clooney attend the "One Fine Day" Westwood Premiere on December 17, 1996 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney at the One Fine Day premiere (Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

“I kept trying to spray whatever mouth spray I could because I smelled like a…” he said, and Pfeiffer suggested “a brewery”.

“Like a distillery,” admitted the actor.

One Fine Day starred the actors as two single working parents who fall for each other.