The GROUNDHOG DAY star spent 27 days in Tokyo filming the Sofia Coppola movie and indulged the local cuisine and alcohol - sometimes to extremes.
Bill says, "When you drink the high-end sake, the more expensive stuff, it sneaks up on you.
"Usually in America, they don't have great sake, but it Japan they like to crack open a big keg and I got to be the server to the whole crew. I fed them this barrel of sake.
"But when we got back to the hotel and I was walking to the elevator, the sake took hold. It works it way down the spinal cord and gets you much later in the evening. I had these two tiny people carrying me down the hall of this hotel. And just as well, as I would've laid face down on the carpet."13/01/2004 21:43