"The other thing about the film was, with very few exceptions, we were doing two different movies. I was in one world and working, and you were in another world and working," he began, referring to the fact the two spend a lot of the film apart from each other.
"I was in New York, I was staying at the Morgans Hotel, and my friend Rande Gerber, who is my partner now in the tequila company — I had the day off. So I had a few drinks," he continued. "We stayed up and had a few vodkas or something. Then I came home at 1 in the morning, and I'm like, 'Oh s---.' I was pretty hammered."
"I woke up at 5 in the morning. I was like, 'I feel OK.' Then I looked in the mirror, and I was like, 'Oh, I'm still drunk,'" Clooney added. "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.' It's a scene we did in a oner where you and I are talking back and forth to each other. I kept trying to spray whatever mouth spray I could because I smelled like a ..."
"Like a brewery," Pfeiffer interrupted, before Clooney said it was more like a "distillery." She also recalled another day he showed up with a "broken face," an injury Clooney sustained while playing basketball with the crew during a lunch break.
"I took an elbow in the face from one of the crew members, and it broke my eye socket," he added. "And I was like, 'I can still shoot.' I remember we actually shot scenes where we blocked half of my face with a kid."
It's been 25 years since the movie's release and just as long since Pfeiffer and Clooney have seen each other in person, she claimed.
"I think that was a plan of yours, actually. That’s called the restraining order," joked Clooney, before revealing how they met long before starring in the 1996 film together. "I met you in 1982 when I was dating your sister, Dedee. You were living in Santa Monica, and she was living above the garage. I remember because it was so exciting watching your career take off. All of a sudden it was 'Scarface,' and 'Ladyhawke.' I just remember thinking, I met someone whose career had just exploded."
Clooney can now be seen in "The Midnight Sky" on Netflix, while Pfeiffer's "French Exit" premieres in theaters February 12.