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Gerard Butler Reveals That Playing the Hero Doesn't Help Him Back Home in Scotland!

Gerard Butler Reveals That Playing the Hero Doesn't Help Him Back Home in Scotland!

Gerard Butler might be a famous Hollywood actor, but that doesn’t mean much back at home!

The 47-year-old Scottish actor visited Late Night With Seth Meyers to promote his new film Geostorm on Thursday night (October 12) in New York City.

Seth asked Gerard if he was considered heroic back home in Scotland, and he revealed that his on-screen fame doesn’t exactly have the same effect in real life: “You can’t get away with much in Scotland,” he revealed.

Gerard also told a funny story about a girl who kept looking at him at a bar when he was first getting famous. Eventually, she came over to him and said “You know, I know your face from the telly – but I’m not gonna tell you that ’cause it’s going to give you a big f–king head!”

Watch Gerard tell the funny story below.

FYI: Gerard is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo suit and shoes.

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  • GFW

    He gave Seth the finger (1:50) in subconscious reaction to the build-up of all he said leading to that point, and despite the humor, it really hurt his feelings and took him a second to recover from that giving him a momentary flashback then a bolt of repressed pain. Also, I find it so incredibly sad how badly he refers to himself. The horrible names he says about himself in the third person, and how what he felt that woman was thinking about him. Until he can alter his self-perception no amount of praise will be ever be truly accepted. That said, he was dressed well. Still think his suits are a tad too tight and no one figures in the amount of squiggling and moving he’ll do so he must feel he’s in a straight jacket sometimes and wants out fast. Like the song says, “Leave them laughing when you go.” He does.

  • AbbyRichter

    He looks great! You can tell he gets a bit nervous on talk shows but that just makes him cuter IMO :)
    Seth is a great host and really helps his guests make their stories funnier.
    Now. Y’all know I’m not in the Morgan camp, but it sounds like she’s a current “girlfriend”.
    I think his story is sweet, not trying to upset her and make her thing he’s crazy with the bee venom.
    *shrugs* I like him talking about his girlfriends.
    But he also needs to take several seats. We’ve been saying here that he never calls her by name and then suddenly, “MY GIRLFRIEND….MORGAN” Lol.
    Okay, Mr Banning. After three years?
    Still super weird to hear him talk about her now, especially because she wasn’t an essential part of the story.
    But I’m happy he’s opening up. That’s a good thing.

  • cleo

    HIs hair and beard are afwul. how much longer will he have this look?

  • Yeah Right

    I agree with you Abby. I’m not a fan of Morgan’s but it’s clear, they are “on” at the moment. Stay tuned!

  • Yeah Right

    I think the hair is okay but the beard has got to go. LOL

  • cleo

    Any new roles for him in 2018?

  • GFW

    Like I said in the last thread, had he not be full into the story he would have never have mentioned it. He was caught in the swirl of telling so it slipped out. Which was the truth at the time. But as we all know since those early times in 2014 when the film was made, it’s been a seesaw relationship. And a very unhealthy one. Settling crushes the soul.

  • GFW

    No, ‘on’ at the time of the story. That said, she may show up at the premiere as payment or from guilting. I don’t care. They could run an ad in The New York Times and they’d never convince me it’s more than an arrangement of convenience and for the record.

  • sassafrass

    Crazy or stupid, take your pick.

  • GFW

    Until the director for Keepers gives him the green light that he’s no longer needed for any reshoots for that film.

  • http://disqus.com Wondering

    He does get into telling a story. I just wonder why he tries all these weird things. That’s as bad as Madonna giving him a vitamin shot.

  • AJ

    I thought that part was cute too. He’s just like us. You know how at the beginning of a relationship you are trying to make an impression. lol.
    I agree. I doubt he would mention her if they weren’t on again. I guess he just has a funny way of showing it most of the time.

  • GFW

    It sounds more like he was fearing her judgement.
    And didn’t he say “My girlfriend at the time”? Either way another story is out there she started showing up uninvited and was told to leave. Maybe he’ll tell us all that one soon?

  • Yeah Right

    It seems he’s back being Morgan’s puppet. She misses the media attention. LOL

  • AJ

    Yeah, he is such a good story teller. I like his imitation and accent of the guy who created the bee venom. He’s clearly a risk taker. I’m glad that he survived the ordeal. It could have gone so wrong. He’s very lucky.

  • GFW

    What is “It”? Or can’t you even say what you mean?

  • GFW

    And if all that Maggie says is true we’ll get a glimpse of the woman in his life soon enough, right? 4, 3, 2, 1

  • AbbyRichter

    I agree AJ. There’s something about seeing him being a normal guy that is kind of hot. He’s just a regular guy trying to impress someone he likes :)

  • GFW

    So you want to move the entire conversation over to talking about M2, right? Right.

  • GFW

    So you want to move the entire conversation over to talking about M2, right? Right.

  • AJ

    Exactly!:)

  • http://disqus.com Wondering

    Well he did the single thing the last promo so maybe this is a new approach.

  • AbbyRichter

    With AHF only commencing shooting in November, they could possibly go into 2018?
    HTTYD has a 2019 release date, so he could be working on that next year too.
    And as a producer “Them That Follow” will be in production in 2018. He’ll be finishing press for DoT and Keepers next year.
    He’ll be busy.

  • Yeah Right

    Any one know if he is going to make an appearance on the major night time talk shows?? Like Kimmel, Fallon, or Colbert?? It makes me wonder why he is only doing the junior talk shows.

  • http://disqus.com Wondering

    Nothing so far but maybe the next couple of weeks. They will announce their next week schedule soon. I think he would look cute in the Corban sing along.

  • AJ

    No matter what we may think of his relationship, I prefer that he keeps it real rather than trying to be evasive/deceptive. I like the Man up approach. It’s more becoming and shows maturity.

  • AbbyRichter

    Well said AJ.

  • AJ

    Maybe scheduling issues? He seems like he’s on a pretty tight schedule these days.

  • Yeah Right

    You are probably right. It could be the PR people waited too long to get him scheduled.

  • Yeah Right

    Oh that would be amazing! I would love to see him with Corban.

  • AJ

    These are exciting times right? While I won’t deny I enjoy following his private life, I even more so love seeing him like this…in his element. He’s so entertaining. This is where he shines imo.

  • http://disqus.com Wondering

    Nothing on Fallon for next week, his schedule is up.

  • http://disqus.com Wondering

    Nothing on Fallon for next week, his schedule is up.

  • http://disqus.com Wondering

    I don’t think we will see any groping pics now because of the Weinstein fiasco. I don’t think he will want the type of pr Ben is getting.

  • LuvsDaBoy

    Both, while surrounded by enabling sycophants.
    Like I wrote in the last thread, he did not say “ex”, of his “girlfriend”"Morgan”. I don’t believe for one second anymore they have ever broken up, except to play a PR/BS game. What a shame. I still don’t get any “Love” between them, not my definition of it any way. Poor, poor Amy.

  • LuvsDaBoy

    Both, while surrounded by enabling sycophants.
    Like I wrote in the last thread, he did not say “ex”, of his “girlfriend”"Morgan”. I don’t believe for one second anymore they have ever broken up, except to play a PR/BS game. What a shame. I still don’t get any “Love” between them, not my definition of it any way. Poor, poor Amy.

  • Nicole

    New York, New York
    I can’t even begin to describe how surreal today was. The amount of times @chune365 and I have screamed at the TV with @gerardbutler walking across the red carpet… Or the number of sleepovers we’ve spent binging P.S. I love You or blasting the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack…Or the Facebook fan page we created to get Gerard Butler a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There is no one I wish I could have spent this moment with more! But don’t worry I acted like a starstruck idiot for the both of us!! Thank you, Gerard, for being so kind!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BaKpLa9jWYZ/

  • AJ

    Oh yeah, so true! Good point. I was surprised to hear about BenA. Didn’t expect that from him. I think it’s a good thing these men get called out on their behavior. It’s not right to treat or exploit women like that.

  • Nicole

    Our “beloved” Morgan does not miss!
    Getting busy with my favorite girl. We supported amazing artists early evening and the efforts to break the cycles of family homelessness later in the evening.
    13/10/2017
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BaLT6zWHy-A/?taken-by=monkeysm5

  • AJ

    Okay let me just say, he really didn’t do much except tell a story from a long time ago which included MB in it but for him, similar to what you said, that is a step in the right direction. At least he mentioned her name. That’s a first. Despite the fact that his relationship is coming across like a joke in the media, and despite all the negative comments regarding this relationship and regardless of what their current status is, what I also like about him opening up about her/mentioning her is to me it shows that he has balls/guts. The other way like when he tries to evade the question or tries to be deceptive about his status, just makes him look like a coward. imo.

  • cleo

    OMG she looks horrible and very skinny

  • cleo

    So where is the premiere for Geostorm, LA or NY?

  • Nicole

    LA, 16./10./17 Abbie Cornish arrived in LA

  • cleo

    So it means that he’ll leave NY soon, no time for other shows.

  • Maggie P.U.

    I still say no. Going on her past crap, her MO and him doing certain things at certain times…like now, saying things about her….where as in the past skanky for one…..I say it is to keep her at bay. He is not stupid. And if she is capable of temper tantrums and abusive outbursts whos to say he isn’t giving her what she wants, though he doesnt. No. I say it is to calm the beast. MG had more time with him…..and wasn’t referred to as skanky, and other hints he gave about Morg. Stay tuned. is right

  • 🌻JustJenny🌻

    I agree..now after 3 years with THAT story? Odd.
    Btw..you a Wendy W. viewer too? haha

  • 🌻JustJenny🌻

    That IG live snap he did was adorable …damnit how dare he do his first one while I was busy! haha
    Looks like he’s having fun..Happy for him.

  • GFW

    Entropy is contagious.

  • Maggie P.U.

    Yep…. Why like I said alson in a previous post he is calming the beast. If you recall several years ago in a interview he did the same thing. She absolutely has to have attention. And if he doesn’t give it to her it is tantrums or worse. You can tell he doesn’t care for her. In pics, comments etc….shes smirking most of the time or if papped “smiling”

    Maggie P.U. Yeah Right • 26 minutes ago
    I still say no. Going on her past crap, her MO and him doing certain things at certain times…like now, saying things about her….where as in the past skanky for one…..I say it is to keep her at bay. He is not stupid. And if she is capable of temper tantrums and abusive outbursts whos to say he isn’t giving her what she wants, though he doesnt. No. I say it is to calm the beast. MG had more time with him…..and wasn’t referred to as skanky, and other hints he gave about Morg. Stay tuned. is right

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  • The Noise in The Walls

    anorexic at best…it’s sad