In one of his last interviews Anthony Bourdain revealed the "worst thing" girlfriend Asia Argento ever said to him
In one of his last interviews before his death, the chef revealed how Asia's words hurt him. He tried to reason by saying he was not a competitive person and never needed to win.
Anthony Bourdain's last interview before his death reveals a conversation he had with his girlfriend, Asia Argento and how some of her words had hurt him. Speaking to Popula, he said, "The worst thing Asia ever said to me, she’d had a bad day, she was doing a play in uh, Turin? Somewhere in Italy. And she was rehearsing and she’d had a really bad day with the director. Dude, of course. And she comes home and she’s f—king furious.” Anthony recalled that their fight did not turn out to any better as they constantly kept arguing over text. And we’re texting back and forth, cause we only argue by text. She’s like, f—king angry. ‘F—k you too! You always wanna win! You always win!’”
These words of Asia really hurt Anthony. "I was really offended by this. I was so hurt by this. I do not need to win. I am not a competitive person. I need to survive," he said. Anthony recalled how he and Asia had similar thoughts when he came to their career. "I’d entertained the notion that I’m working toward a goal, or a day, where I could sit on a Tuscan hilltop in a hammock with a big stack of books, but I understand now that I couldn’t … that I can’t do that,” he said. “I can do that for short periods of time. But I can’t. I can’t," he said.
He continued: “It’s helped me a lot that Asia is the same way. That there’s no shame in this, you know … She’ll point out the ridiculousness of kicking back on the beach because she’ll say right up front … ‘This doesn’t appeal to me at all! This is a living death.’ Anthony also spoke about Asia's involvement in the Me Too movement.
Asia accused Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in October 2017. She claimed that the filmmaker performed oral sex on her when she was 20. The actress revealed that she wanted to speak up in order to shed light on the type of person he was. Anthony too had some strong views about what he believes should happen to Harvey. “My theory of how he goes is, uh, he’s brushing his teeth in a bathroom, he’s naked in his famous bathrobe, which is flapping open, he’s holding his cell phone in one hand because you never know who on the Weinstein board has betrayed him recently, and he’s brushing his teeth,” he said.
He added that he imagined Harvey getting a “massive f---ing stroke,” before falling backward into a bathtub. “He finds himself, um, with his robe open feet sticking out of the tub, and in his last moments of consciousness as he scrolls through his contacts list trying to figure out who he can call, who will actually answer the phone,” he said.
He added, "And he dies that way, knowing that no one will help him and that he is not looking his finest at time of death." Meanwhile, Anthony also spoke about his daughter, Ariane. “Asia said this to me. Children create themselves independently of us. All you can do is a show, like in my case, my daughter feels loved. She knows she’s loved. She has good self-esteem. Very important,” he said. Anthony was found unresponsive on June 8 in the bathroom of a luxury hotel in the small town of Kaysersberg while he was filming episodes of 'Parts Unknown'. Police had ruled his death as a suicide by hanging.