Woody Harrelson reveals that he and Michael J. Fox once drank cobra blood together in Thailand: “Mike quickly threw up his snake cocktail”
Woody Harrelson shared a funny anecdote before presenting his friend Michael J. Fox with the honorary Oscar at the 13th annual Governors Awards on Saturday.
The Natural Born Killers star, 61, amused the audience by revealing that he once drank ‘cobra blood’ mixed with Thai whiskey with the Back to the Future actor, 61, in Thailand in 1989, during a night out. wild.
However, Fox’s stomach couldn’t take the wild mix, as Woody jokingly recalled: “Mike promptly vomited up his snake cocktail, never able to hold back his cobra blood.”
Funny guy: Woody Harrelson revealed he once drank ‘cobra blood’ with Michael J. Fox during the 13th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday
Woody began the hilarious story by saying that he was visiting Fox on the Thailand set of the 1989 movie Casualties of War when they went to the jungle where Fox handed someone ‘like thousands of [Thai] baht, which probably equated to about $16.
The two were then escorted to a location where they witnessed a fight between ‘a cobra and a mongoose’.
‘I didn’t believe it. I look over there and Mike is sitting next to this kid with dozens of cobras all around him ready to pounce and, no kidding. And the boy was playing with these cobras,’ the actor described in his speech.
Wild: The Natural Born Killers star, 61, said he visited Fox, 61, in Thailand in 1989 and the two went into the jungle and paid to witness a fight between ‘a cobra and a mongoose’
Woody’s Tales: Next, they drank the cobra’s blood mixed with Thai whiskey, but Fox’s stomach couldn’t handle the concoction, and Woody recalls, “Mike promptly vomited up his snake cocktail, he could never contain his cobra blood.”
“He made fun of a bunch of these cobras, and then he found the grumpiest cobra, grabbed it by the neck, threw it into a cage of mongooses, where I saw the craziest fight I’ve ever seen between animals other than studio executives.” . she joked, drawing a laugh from the audience, before adding, “You guys know I’m kidding.”
Woody continued: “And the mongoose won, they took the snake, tied it by the tail, drained its blood, filled four glasses half full with cobra blood and half filled with Thai whiskey.”
The Texas-born star then explained that “drinking the blood of the cobra is called ‘becoming a brother to the snake’.”
After sharing that Fox promptly threw up the damn drink, Woody added: “Mike and I drink a lot together and he can hold his own, what can I say, he’s Canadian.”
Blood brothers: The Texas-born star later explained that “drinking cobra blood is called ‘becoming a brother to the snake’.”
Good friends: When Fox took the stage to accept his honorary Oscar, he addressed Woody’s outlandish story: ‘I love you. We did some damage. We did some damage in the 80’s
When Fox took the stage to accept his award, he addressed Woody’s wild story by saying, “I love you.” We did some damage. We did some damage in the ’80s.’
He is the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, for his work on Parkinson’s disease, and his foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, has raised more than $1 billion to find a cure for the disease.
After sharing his jungle story, Harrelson praised Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, for turning “a chilling diagnosis into a courageous mission.”
“He never asked for the role of Parkinson’s lawyer, but it’s his best performance,” Woody said in the moving speech, adding, “Michael J. Fox sets the best example of how to fight and how to live.”
Poignant moment: Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his continued activism against Parkinson’s disease.