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4/13 - Gerard Butler: I Know Some Things I Will Take to the Grave


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Gerard Butler is the Scottish actor who has made it big in Hollywood and is rumoured to have dated all the usual suspects (Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Some Supermodel Or Other) and none of the unlikelier ones (Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, A Bearded Lady) which is a pity, as such rumours would at least be interesting, and I've also read he earns $20m per film. Twenty million dollars! Gerry, love, I say to him, whatever you do, don't turn a film down without mentioning my name and saying I will do it for $10m, with full nudity and everything.

He says: "With full nudity I would take less! I love that!" What? You think I could get more if I promised no nudity? He goes, "Ha!" and then says: "Look, I don't get $20m a movie although, trust me, if I did I'd be very happy to say it, because it sounds great. But I don't, and I don't know where the figure comes from. Now I know, by the way, why my mum keeps saying: 'Hey, what about a place in Tuscany and then one in Jamaica?'. She must have read the same article." Oh, Mrs Butler. You had Tuscany and you had Jamaica and then I took them away from you. Still, Cornwall is always nice. And the Pembrokeshire coast, if it doesn't rain, but you can't count on that.

So, we meet at a central London hotel, ostensibly to discuss his latest film for which, it is now apparent, he didn't earn $20m, and this is Olympus Has Fallen, a right-wing, Die Hard-style siege fantasy set in the White House which may, alas, be one of the worst films I have ever seen. (Full disclosure: I don't see many action films, as they're not my favoured genre, so it may be there are even worse ones.)

Anyway, being cowardly by nature, as well as a dissembler, I hope we can get through our hour together without mentioning the film – the elephant in the room! – or the subject of critical regard generally (the other elephant in the room! Two elephants in the room!). This is certainly my plan, as it would be any sensible dissembler's plan, so I kick off by telling him what a fantastic-looking, cutie-pie of a man he is, which, unusually, is actually the truth. He has quality bone structure and what is known in the trade as 'piercing blue eyes'. I ask: Do you think of yourself as a fantastic-looking cutie-pie with piercing blue eyes? He tries to dissemble but is useless: "Yeah… I don't think… um." So he quickly gives up, shrugs and says: "Yeah, I do," which I rather respect.

I tell him he reminds me, slightly, of a meatier James McAvoy, that there's a physical similarity, but he disputes this. "Maybe it's just because we're both Scottish?" More about something in the smile, I say. He says, enthusiastically: "He's one of my favourite actors. He's always got it right and he's a good dude, a really sweet guy. I love actors who can go to dark places yet remain sweet people and don't feel the need to be pricks." ...

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b&w photos from The Independent article

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Nice pics shame she was actually so disrespectful overall. It was what she wasn't saying to his face but happy to put in print that I think Gerry will look differently at this when he sees it.

I totally agree. I was very upset by her tone - very contemptuous and dismissive. There was only one elephant's behind in the room - and it was hers.

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Actually a good article, even though she didn't like the movie.

When Gerry said this I get upset all over again....

He says Machine Gun Preacher (which was described by the New York Times as "too true to be good") was badly marketed. "You know, we got a 10-minute standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival and I've never felt an energy like that. But it was marketed as an action movie and it didn't do big box office, which hurt, because it looked like we'd made a big failure of an action movie, whereas in actual fact it's a true-life story of a guy who was a drug addict, reformed, became a born-again Christian and ended up building an orphanage in Sudan. I gave so much to the role and was so affected by it that when I did the first two interviews about it I had to stop, because I was crying."

Such a good movie but didn't get market. So sad and so true.

Cheryl

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Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed here in the following rant are not intended to be the opinion or views of this forum in general, it’s administrators or that of other members of said forum but only that of this individual ranter. :behave:/>/>

Here we go! :omg:/>/>/>

Gerry, love, I say to him, whatever you do, don't turn a film down without mentioning my name and saying I will do it for $10m, with full nudity and everything.

So what is she hinting here? I’ll get naked if the price is right? Is this a come on or a desire to change professions? Mentioning you are willing to get nude with a man from the get go of an interview, even if for the sake of the role, is a bit obvious! I'll get naked if you give me a part in one of your films! Sure, she’s joking and behind every joke, there is always some element of truth. :hitit:/>/>/>

So, we meet at a central London hotel, ostensibly to discuss his latest film for which, it is now apparent, he didn't earn $20m, and this is Olympus Has Fallen, a right-wing, Die Hard-style siege fantasy set in the White House which may, alas, be one of the worst films I have ever seen. (Full disclosure: I don't see many action films :humph:/>/>/>

She didn't just not like it, it was the worst film she'd ever seen. Let's not forget the mention of an outrageous payday amount which was then used conveniently to express so obviously, on this film at least, he did not earn. :sad:/>/>/> :grrr:/>/>/>

Also, I believe she may have deferred away from making any eye contact with him in that she got the coloring wrong. Gerry's out of character lack of correction of that fact makes me wonder if they really even had the interview in person in the first place or her eyes were simply diverted elsewhere. :cleavage:/>/>/>

Of course it wouldn't be the first time or near the last that an interviewer is more concerned with spinning a story to their own ends and making it all about themselves and their writing prowess then to the subject matter at hand. Who cares about the silly movie. Let’s talk about the sexy actor instead. :whome2:/>/>/>

I don't think I've ever read an interview like this where the author was so arrogant and full of themselves, except one other so called, ex paparazzi turned “photo journailst” now living in the city of brotherly love whose name I won‘t mention. I guess you never really know what takes place in these conversations and meetings but it makes me wonder if when they don’t go the way of the interviewer, they can spin it anyway they choose. Hence the power of the pen. :drink:/>/>/>

Her avoidance of talking about the film seemed more of an after the fact decision and was conveniently left out because perhaps it all didn’t go down as she’d hoped. Excuse me, but wasn’t discussing the film the reason for the interview in the first place, for the good or the bad? Is this what passes for journalism these days? :hmm:/>/>/>

But I have to give credit where credit is due, so kudos to her cleverness in avoiding any confrontation by gutlessly failing to own up to her opinion of the film, whether that was her initial view or latter, during the interview. She not only deprived Gerry of any stand he would have been able to take in his defense but knowing his way with words, his eloquent ability to have put her neatly in her place. That means, as far as I'm concerned, there was more than one animal in the room, an elephant and a very prominent donkey's arse. No offense intended to the actual animal. They are a proud and noble beast!

:snort:/>/>/>

Delene

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Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed here in the following rant are not intended to be the opinion or views of this forum in general, it's administrators or that of other members of said forum but only that of this individual ranter. Posted Image/>/>

Here we go! Posted Image/>/>/>

Gerry, love, I say to him, whatever you do, don't turn a film down without mentioning my name and saying I will do it for $10m, with full nudity and everything.

So what is she hinting here? I'll get naked if the price is right? Is this a come on or a desire to change professions? Mentioning you are willing to get nude with a man from the get go of an interview, even if for the sake of the role, is a bit obvious! I'll get naked if you give me a part in one of your films! Sure, she's joking and behind every joke, there is always some element of truth. Posted Image/>/>/>

So, we meet at a central London hotel, ostensibly to discuss his latest film for which, it is now apparent, he didn't earn $20m, and this is Olympus Has Fallen, a right-wing, Die Hard-style siege fantasy set in the White House which may, alas, be one of the worst films I have ever seen. (Full disclosure: I don't see many action films Posted Image/>/>/>

She didn't just not like it, it was the worst film she'd ever seen. Let's not forget the mention of an outrageous payday amount which was then used conveniently to express so obviously, on this film at least, he did not earn. Posted Image/>/>/> Posted Image/>/>/>

Also, I believe she may have deferred away from making any eye contact with him in that she got the coloring wrong. Gerry's out of character lack of correction of that fact makes me wonder if they really even had the interview in person in the first place or her eyes were simply diverted elsewhere. Posted Image/>/>/>

Of course it wouldn't be the first time or near the last that an interviewer is more concerned with spinning a story to their own ends and making it all about themselves and their writing prowess then to the subject matter at hand. Who cares about the silly movie. Let's talk about the sexy actor instead. Posted Image/>/>/>

I don't think I've ever read an interview like this where the author was so arrogant and full of themselves, except one other so called, ex paparazzi turned "photo journailst" now living in the city of brotherly love whose name I won't mention. I guess you never really know what takes place in these conversations and meetings but it makes me wonder if when they don't go the way of the interviewer, they can spin it anyway they choose. Hence the power of the pen. Posted Image/>/>/>

Her avoidance of talking about the film seemed more of an after the fact decision and was conveniently left out because perhaps it all didn't go down as she'd hoped. Excuse me, but wasn't discussing the film the reason for the interview in the first place, for the good or the bad? Is this what passes for journalism these days? Posted Image/>/>/>

But I have to give credit where credit is due, so kudos to her cleverness in avoiding any confrontation by gutlessly failing to own up to her opinion of the film, whether that was her initial view or latter, during the interview. She not only deprived Gerry of any stand he would have been able to take in his defense but knowing his way with words, his eloquent ability to have put her neatly in her place. That means, as far as I'm concerned, there was more than one animal in the room, an elephant and a very prominent donkey's arse. No offense intended to the actual animal. They are a proud and noble beast!

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Delene

LMAO....love it!

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I deleted my comments because all it does is bring attention to a very negative article on Gerry that the less people see the better. Publicly Defending him sometimes does more harm than good!!

Moira

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Actually a good article, even though she didn't like the movie.

When Gerry said this I get upset all over again....

He says Machine Gun Preacher (which was described by the New York Times as "too true to be good") was badly marketed. "You know, we got a 10-minute standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival and I've never felt an energy like that. But it was marketed as an action movie and it didn't do big box office, which hurt, because it looked like we'd made a big failure of an action movie, whereas in actual fact it's a true-life story of a guy who was a drug addict, reformed, became a born-again Christian and ended up building an orphanage in Sudan. I gave so much to the role and was so affected by it that when I did the first two interviews about it I had to stop, because I was crying."

Such a good movie but didn't get market. So sad and so true.

Cheryl

:highfive: CHERYL!

Uh, Gerry. Your BFF didn't market MGP AT ALL. But that's ok. Karma is a BITCH and I'm willing to wait. Posted Image

Also, nice post, Delene. I, for one, don't usually read the "filler" of an article, but cut straight to G's two-cents. I had to go back and re-read it to catch the snark that has everyone's knickers in a twist. That being said, I still enjoyed Gerry's contribution.

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I looked upon the writer's remarks about OHF as a ploy to get readers to read ALL of her article in hopes they would hear that Gerry decked her. LOL! ONLY KIDDING! But, I do think she was playing a game and wouldn't have had the guts to say what she wrote to Gerry's face. It is an interview at its worse. Her "cutie pie" remarks about Gerry would not have gone over well if Gerry were a female actor. She resorted to degrading him in a way a female would have resented her for. This is my opinion.

~HUGS~ Kathy

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I can totally see in the future that Gerry and James McAvoy do a movie together; as brothers..yes around the eyes and mouth; they are similar. It would make a really believable story line.. something the think on...

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