A passenger on an Air France plane bound for Dublin Tuesday evening told France’s Europe-1 radio that Academy Award-nominated actor Gérard Depardieu, 62, peed in the aisle just before take off. Identified only as Daniele, the witness said Depardieu appeared to be drunk and told a member of the cabin crew: “Je veux pisser, je veux pisser” (I want to pee). A flight attendant told Depardieu to remain in his seat for the next 15 minutes because the plane was on the runway, about to take off. “And there and then he stood up and did it on the floor,” Daniele said. “We could see he had been drinking. The stewardess was dumbfounded.” The plane had to return to the gate, where Depardieu was escorted off, along with his two companions who were also on the plane. The incident delayed the flight for almost two hours. Air France and CityJet, an Irish carrier that operated the flight, used humor as they confirmed the incident via Twitter. “As you may have seen on the news, we are busy mopping the floor of one of our planes this morning,” they tweeted Wednesday. “We’d also like to remind all passengers that our planes are fully equipped with toilet facilities.” Depardieu, who starred in My Father the Hero with Katherine Heigl, was nominated for an Academy Award for playing the title role in Cyrano De Bergerac, and won a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1990 comedy Green Card, co-starring Andie MacDowell.