In his first interview since he urinated into an empty water bottle on an airplane in front of other passengers, French actor Gerard Depardieu reveals he begged the flight attendant who blocked his access to a bathroom before take-off that he had to use the bathroom: “I am an elephant . . . I have a lot of pee.” When she refused, he borrowed a bottle from a friend, which then overflowed. “The bottle was too small, you know,” the corpulent 62-year-old actor giddily told CNN. The star of Cyrano de Bergerac and Jean de Florette says he said he would have cleaned up the spillage but by then other passengers had gathered with camera phones. Depardieu denied wine was a factor.