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Gerard Butler Explains Why He Loves Doing Action Movies

Gerard Butler Explains Why He Loves Doing Action Movies

Gerard Butler steps out for some press appearances while promoting his new movie Hunter Killer on Monday (October 22) in New York City.

The 48-year-old actor suited up for interviews at Fox News and SiriusXM that morning and he later changed into a casual outfit for the Build Series.

In an interview with Uproxx, Gerard opened up about why he loves doing action movies.

“They’re fun and they pay well! We always try our best but sometimes you make a movie and you go, okay, that really didn’t work. But when it works, honestly, there is nothing better. There is nothing better than working into a room and feeling the excitement of somebody who has watched a 300 or a Hunter Killer. Because there are always high stakes and there are always big ideas. Like Olympus has Fallen,” he said.

Gerard added, “You make these movies with original content, original ideas. Not some intellectual property and you’re therefore dangling a little more, you know? You could fall on your ass. So, therefore, when it works, it’s so exciting because of those high stakes. When they work are incredibly exciting, thrilling, fun. And, in some ways, inspiring in that kind of way that humans want to go and be entertained and come out an go, ‘Yeah, I want to be more courageous.’ Or, ‘I want to stand up for myself.’ Or, ‘I want to find something that’s worth sacrificing for.’ So, that’s ultimately one of the reasons why I like making these big movies.”

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  • Sonia

    FYI, the HK IG account is showing arrivals at the HK premiere in their IG story.

  • mahbelle

    He sucks.

  • Guest

    You are stupid too.

  • Sonia
  • Sonia

    Cast and crew from #HunterKiller and Avi Learner of #MilleniumStudios on the red carpet pandering to the press! Faces are cramping from smiling. Foreheads are misting. Movies are about to be shown. Shit is getting real.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpQUm0cny6f/?taken-by=the_off_side_of_georgie

  • Sonia
  • Sonia

    .@GerardButler looking suave with members of the @USNavy. #HunterKiller
    https://twitter.com/HunterKiller/status/1054527110314786816

    The whole team is here for this mission. #HunterKiller
    https://twitter.com/HunterKiller/status/1054527375713554432

    .@GerardButler with authors George Wallace & Don Keith. #HunterKiller
    https://twitter.com/HunterKiller/status/1054527938371059713

    That’s all for the premiere! Catch @GerardButler and the rest of the crew in theaters this Friday! #HunterKiller
    https://twitter.com/HunterKiller/status/1054528890989727745

  • AJ

    I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it! Love how he’s groomed! He looks great! I’m not sure about the colour of the suit yet. I’m undecided. On the fence.
    Ryan is taller than GB! I’m really digging this guy! Lol
    Sonia you really should get paid for what you do! Thanks for bringing all the pics, interviews, videos and updates! You rock!

  • AJ

    Ryan has some photos in his IG story. :)

  • Sonia

    Check out Ryan’s IG story, he has a few videos there. They are all so tall, even the director Donovan is taller than Butler.
    I like how he’s styled/groomed too. I do like the suit, the colour is unique and it matches his skin tone well, IMO. Looking forward to more pix.

  • Sonia

    Oops, just mentioned that in my reply below, lol.

  • AJ

    Ha ha! I just wrote you about Ryan’s IG story. Lol
    No sign of MB yet.
    It’s growing on me.
    Wow you don’t see too many people taller than Butler. Lol

  • Sonia

    Some photos here from HK premiere. No photos with MB yet, probably at the after party…

    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/gerard-butler?family=editorial&phrase=gerard%20butler&sort=best#license

  • Sonia

    In the brunch photos from Sunday, Ryan used the hashtag #6footplusclub. :)

  • Sonia

    Okay he did pose with MB…slit up to her crotch again, WTF. IMO, the make-up/styling (if she had any styling) makes her look like she’s in her 50s, definitely not 41.

    Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown ‘Hunter Killer’ film premiere, Arrivals, New York, USA – 22 Oct 2018
    https://www.hollandse-hoogte.nl/search.pp?showpicture=83578953&ExtSrc=19&ExtID=Rex_HunterArrivals_9938473CF&page=3&pos=88
    https://www.hollandse-hoogte.nl/search.pp?showpicture=83578950&ExtSrc=19&ExtID=Rex_HunterArrivals_9938473CM&page=3&pos=85
    https://www.hollandse-hoogte.nl/search.pp?showpicture=83578947&ExtSrc=19&ExtID=Rex_HunterArrivals_9938473CL&page=3&pos=83

    AJ – I was asking for too much earlier lol, tacky kissing again!
    https://www.hollandse-hoogte.nl/search.pp?showpicture=83578952&ExtSrc=19&ExtID=Rex_HunterArrivals_9938473CN&page=3&pos=87

  • Sonia

    Videos from Monday’s promo sessions…

    Gerard Butler makes time for his fans at the AOL Build Studio in New York, NY
    https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/video/td4ab34b

    *EXCLUSIVE* Gerard Butler signs autographs as he continues his press run for upcoming thriller ‘Hunter Killer’ in New York, NY
    https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/video/td4ab96a

    Gerard Butler greets fans as he leaves the Build Series in New York, NY
    https://scanpix.no/spWebApp/preview/video/td4ac090

  • Sonia

    Gerard Butler headlines twisty submarine thriller ‘Hunter Killer’
    https://wsvn.com/entertainment/gerard-butler-headlines-twisty-submarine-thriller-hunter-killer/

  • AJ

    Lol some cute pics.

  • Wondering

    Maybe she has her blade with her. lol.
    She didn’t get to prance so this was their attention getter. He goes along with it so she says why not.

  • AJ

    Does she think she’s Angelina Jolie flashing her leg like that? Lol.
    I’m gonna say not bad. Better than last time at least. I’m not crazy about the slicked hair on the side there. But otherwise her extensions look good. And I agree she looks older.
    I guess kissing in public is their go to move. Lol Sorry Sonia. No luck.

  • Sonia

    I’d like to see a video, I’m sure we’ll get one soon. She initiated the kissing at the DOT premiere so I’m guessing the same here? Cos, you know, if a couple isn’t kissing in public they can’t really be in love, right?

  • AJ

    She use to make those posts about other couples and how in love they are. So yeah I agree with you. She craves that.

  • Sonia

    Lol, exactly, it’s such a bony leg and she has awful-looking knees. Plus, you don’t stand there and thrust it out there so that everyone can see how ‘sexy’ you are, it should be subtle. Everything about her comes across as forced/fake, IMO.
    I’m no fashion guru but the fact that she has a massive forehead means she doesn’t suit flat hairstyles. Like the pulling back with the ponytail at DOT and this one here…I just think it makes her forehead more obvious.
    And that dress…she’s flat so it doesn’t look good cos there are no curves. Sorry, it’s a no from me. :)

  • Wondering

    This wasn’t much of a premiere as they usually are so this was her way of being seen. The navy people got more pr than her. She makes me laugh, she looks more at the camera than him.

  • Wondering

    Check out Michael Trucco and his wife at hollandse. She has a red dress on and no antics from them just smiles of happiness.

  • Sonia

    Same with Ryan and his wife. I’m sorry but it’s a fact that only insecure people see the need to kiss/grab each other in public – esp when you’ve apparently been together four years, as in it’s not the excitement of a new relationship.

  • AJ

    That’s my feeling exactly like why flash your leg at all? Once again your not the star of the show! Hello You are not the celebrity! She’s not even a model so you could say oh okay she’s posing/working the camera. Exactly be subtle! I think cause she’s melodramatic rather than natural. Yeah I’m not a big fan of the side slick and I think your right and why she looked better in that photo with the princess.

  • AJ

    Well said Wondering and she always has to do something to grab attention. I don’t get it. It’s not her night. It’s his. You are there to support him not to promote yourself/the relationship.

  • Guest

    Same old snarky jealous remarks from the same old boring people. Yawn. Nothing ever changes on this site. You do have great links though. Otherwise it would not be worth the effort to visit here.

  • Sonia

    Maybe the fact that DM keeps calling her a model has gone to her head, lol. It just looks forced, the ‘closeness/intimacy’ between them and I don’t get why, after they’ve been together four years. Couples who have been together this long should look so comfy with each other, whether cameras are on them or not. These two look bored when not posing, then forced/fake when the cameras on them. The mind boggles, lol.

  • AJ

    Oh maybe this is why he was late to the live show. Lol
    The last video at the end…Funny!

  • Wondering

    They don’t have that couples warmth that you see on other people.

  • Wondering

    Well since they go from hot to cold and happy and miserable this makes in their mind a couple. It is like a performance for the crowd. Well since he has nothing going on now for a while it will be pap strolls or no sightings at all. Instead of him striking while the iron is hot he will probably disappear because heaven forbid he needs the rest. Who knows maybe he will actually be working on something that will come to pass. To stay alive in this business you have to work. In these interviews he said nothing of Afterburn or DOT2 starting. The last DM of him was only 16 posts and with her only 66. Since JJ and the DM are the only ones who cover him unless he is in promotion mode he has his work cut out for him.

  • AJ

    Lol! I think it’s cause they try too hard. It’s like they want to prove something. That Or I think they try so hard because they want acceptance/compliments. Like what a lovely couple or how sweet, they look great together. Unfortunately, I think it’s too late for that. The relationship started off on the wrong foot and things only got worse from there. We saw too much ugly. They handled their PR so wrong from the beginning. And now they want to come across like this romantic love story. But online fans are few and in between so maybe it works for the new fans who don’t know any better?
    Don’t get me wrong, while I don’t think GB is smitten, I do think they are into eacother but because they are trying so hard to prove it with the OTT PDA, in your face staged pap strolls and kisses on the red carpet, it comes across as fake. Forced and/or unnatural. JMO.

  • AJ

    I guess he won’t be applying for Mel Gibson’s movie. :(

  • Wondering

    How you doing Julia?

  • Sonia

    “It is like a performance for the crowd.”
    That’s exactly it.
    He mentioned DOT2 in one of the youtube interview clips I posted a few days ago. Didn’t give any dates but mentioned Christian working on the script and taking it into a fun direction or something like that.
    Really hope Keepers gets him some recognition to do non-action films and esp British films. But who knows, he could be happy enough making one movie a year and split the rest the time between travelling and hanging out with thirsty people in Malibu, lol.

  • Sonia

    Yeah, too little too late. To me, it tends to look more like her doing all the work on that front, lol. Like I commented during that recent dog walk stroll…he’s always just casually walking/doing whatever and she’s the one that’s jittery, looking like she has ants in her pants. It’s the same with the recent NY pap stroll too, if you look at the set of photos, she’s like looking everywhere trying to figure out what to do.
    Personally, I don’t believe all that ‘this relationship is only for PR/an arrangement’ crap. Yes, they’re a couple, that’s certain. And on/off one but still one, nonetheless. I agree he doesn’t look smitten, like with MG or Bianca, for example, but I don’t know why these two see the need to show photographers how into each other they are. If you’re a happy couple, it shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks, just be yourselves. And not such an up and down walk-miles-apart-or-constantly-groping-each-other kinda couple, if you know what I mean.

  • Wondering

    Ryan M. is a board certified personal trainer, no wonder he looks so good. I think the four guys who played the seals worked together during filming. They had something to bond over.

  • Wondering

    You were right Sonia about the other actors working steady so not much time to hang out. They do a lot of tv work too. I just posted about Ryan being a personal trainer. One other thing Ariel does movies but he also has a musical career. Gerry needs to get a side gig going for between films.

  • Sonia

    I thought the pap strolls were his side gig, lol.

  • Sonia

    Lol, I actually thought that other ‘new’ poster who recently posted all those long comments about narcissists etc was Julia. But who knows, there are some here with a few identities for sure.

  • Sonia

    The HK IG account is now posting photos/videos from the afterparty, FYI.

  • Wondering

    If Keeper’s gets him some dramatic acclaim that may just open doors for him. In the one interview he said something about branching out that the action films give him the ability to try other things. They have been playing reruns of Columbo. Gerry would be great as a bungling detective like Peter Falk played. He has the goofiness in him to make it seem like he isn’t actually very clever. Columbo also irritates the hell out of the people he investigates and I am sure Gerry can do that easily too. I hear Fifty cent got killed off on Power so I guess Gerry won’t have a part on there.

  • Sonia

    Shame Toby Stephens wasn’t at the premiere. Common was there though, which was nice.

  • Wondering

    Good one.

  • Sonia
  • mahbelle

    Idiot

  • AJ

    Agreed. Exactly, we know your a couple so stop the act. That’s how it comes across. Like they are putting on a show for the cameras. Rather than just being themselves. Whatever that is and regardless of what people say.

  • AJ

    Oh yeah that’s right! Lol