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Gerard Butler Explains On 'Late Show' How Getting Fired As Lawyer Kick-Started His Acting Career

Gerard Butler Explains On 'Late Show' How Getting Fired As Lawyer Kick-Started His Acting Career

Gerard Butler stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (October 24) and opened up about studying law for almost seven years before becoming an actor.

“Well it depends what you mean by ‘a lawyer’, I studied law for five years and then I trained as a layer for two years,” the 48-year-old Hunter Killer star told Stephen.

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“I trained with this big firm in Scotland, but I actually almost missed my last big firm to interview. I missed my interview because after my last exam I got completely drunk and I woke up and missed this big interview. I ended up getting the job, three of us got the job out of like 175 people or something,” Gerard continued. “I ended up becoming — I”m very proud of this — the first trainee lawyer ever in the history of the Scottish legal system to be fired before he qualified.”

Gerard‘s girlfriend Morgan Brown was spotted outside at the Ed Sullivan Theater as she made her way inside to attend the taping.


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  • Sonia

    Wow, look at that huge grin while posing for the fans and paps. It’s more manic in high-res now, compared to on that bruno press link, lol. Butler looks extremely sexy in that suit, tie and unbuttoned shirt.

  • Sonia

    Wow, look at that huge grin while posing for the fans and paps. It’s more manic in high-res now, compared to on that bruno press link, lol. Butler looks extremely sexy in that suit, tie and unbuttoned shirt.

  • KS_in_TP

    This story has more holes than Swiss cheese. Who works for SEVEN YEARS towards a law degree only to blow it because he missed one test? I don’t believe this story AT ALL.

  • KS_in_TP

    This story has more holes than Swiss cheese. Who works for SEVEN YEARS towards a law degree only to blow it because he missed one test? I don’t believe this story AT ALL.

  • anon

    Seth’s show will be her last hurrah for quite some time, although I’m sure there will be body parts on show at the Halloween party. I guess the only option going forward is to plant IG’s or call the paps in L.A.

  • mahbelle

    he’s a crappy actor and his movies are worse. i don’t know how he still gets hired.

  • The Noise in The Walls

    Maybe she’ll go as a Jack O Lantern with Legs..and show off her GRIN…Happy Halloween :)

  • anon

    Since she’s got a leg fixation, she could strap on a few more and go as a spider. Spiders don’t wear clothes so it’s a win all round. ;)

  • TeaCakes

    She’s smiling because she’s got him and you don’t.

  • Nox

    The crazy just comes out in her. Jesus.

  • Data Miner

    Morgan looks beautiful.

  • The Noise in The Walls

    no, I wouldn’t want him..I follow him because of his acting..although lately..I’m not so sure..Den of Thieves was good..she’s smiling because she likes center stage..and she’s got him…for now..it’s only temporary LOL Besides..I think she’s got his balls in her bag somewhere…

  • The Noise in The Walls

    LOL hahahaha

  • Mollie Brown

    He did, it is verified, including the name of the law firm. He used to be a heavy drinker, but was in a band, in Scotland and performed on the weekends. Where have you been? This story is really, really OLD!

  • The Noise in The Walls

    I wouldn’t say crappy..I’ve seen his earlier work..like The Jury…a British mini series, and this little short called Please..but he had the hunger back then..He’s talented..but he directed it toward being a celebrity..not an actor..he loves that lifestyle..who wouldn’t…He was good in Den of Thieves and Machine Gun Preacher..Ive been waiting for Keepers…because I do love indie films and I think he’ll shine in that one.

  • anon

    Co-dependency head games have a shelf life, and so does trying to steal the limelight from someone who doesn’t get all that much light for himself anymore. There are bigger fish. Liev could have worked, but I guess he’s not that stupid.

  • anon

    IMO he does best in the indie format. The potential is still there, but he needs to jump out of the action rut. If HK tanks at the box office maybe he’ll consider that.

  • les

    Who is the dark haired woman next to her?

  • Sunkist

    HaHa. She could go as Charlotte, and Gerard could go as Wilbur. JC can be the rat.

  • Sorcina

    The brunette girl’s coat is my new must have!

  • Wondering

    Gisela Merango, Italian actress who was in PFK’s. Her friend.

  • Data Miner

    Perfect for Bradley swap out with.

    Oh yes I went there.

    Jesus loves you Bradford.

  • Guest

    More stupid.

  • Data Miner

    He mad.

  • Guest

    Liev and Morgan have been good friends for over ten years. You are just stupid to make remarks like this. Grow up.

  • Data Miner

    Jesus, do you need an intervention? Or a hug?

  • Sorcina

    That’s no smile, that’s the hysterical descent into madness!

  • Sorcina

    He saw the gold digging sign soon after! So close friends he disappeared faster than light, never to be seen: friends my arse!
    That was a quick retreat if I ever saw one!
    I still think she orchestrated that pappage out of spite for something he did (or didn’t do). Something like “I can replace you before you say THIS IS SPARTA”

  • anon

    There is no evidence of them being “friends” before or since that pap stroll. Stop making up shit, and take your name-calling down the road.

  • anon

    Go get some help, Julia. You need it.

  • Data Miner

    LMAO

    Ya’ll do beat all.

  • Data Miner

    This is starting to look awkward. Just ease up. You and she are “together”.
    https://www.gossipcop.com/bradley-cooper-lady-gaga-irina-shayk-star-is-born-premieres-red-carpet/

    Geez, chill, Sweetie. You worrying me.

  • Sorcina

    Well ladies please send Gerry your ideas, he is open to discussion!
    https://youtu.be/yM1BXTgzo0A

  • Sonia

    To Michael Nyqvist, a great man who stole my heart, the young cast’s heart, as well as the hearts of audiences who watch this movie. You are missed in so many ways. Thank you for the brilliance you shared with us. It was an honour to work with you.
    https://twitter.com/gerardbutler/status/1055521525313359872?s=21

  • Sonia
  • KS_in_TP

    I don’t follow this guy at all. I just didn’t think the lawyer story rang true.

  • les
  • Yeah Right

    Two words. Pure trash. I am stunned that Gerry would stoop so low as to have this bimbo as a girlfriend. What does that say about you, Gerry?

  • Wondering

    Your right, she was supposed to meet up with Gisela on Sunday and go to the premiere. They look similar.

  • Sonia

    He got it wrong, it was on Graham Norton, not Jimmy Kimmel. :)

    Gerard Butler used to work at the California State Fair
    https://www.abc10.com/video/entertainment/movies/extra-butter/gerard-butler-used-to-work-at-the-california-state-fair/103-8292727

  • The truth is ALWAYS out there

    You called her a bimbo? That’s insulting to all the bimbos out there in the world.

    She looks like a moronic, juvenile attention whore. What it says is, that Gerry is being manipulated and never was a part of her (just a show for her amusement).

  • Sonia
  • Sonia

    So not only does she follow him to interview tapings like a fangirl, she brings a friend along too, lol.

  • Guest

    More important, what does that remark say about you?

  • Sonia

    I know everyone goes on about his abs in 300 but I totally agree with that woman – it was those majestic thighs that stole the show for me. Love when he does cheeky interviews like this cos he does it so well.

  • Data Miner

    Oh no, Sonia. Oh fricking no, whatever will we all do!!!!!

    I do declare!

  • Sonia
  • Unpichet

    LOL

  • Data Miner

    LOL

    I dare you to put pasties on your nipples and do it better, tard

  • sassafrass

    ?? He’s always had bimbos for girlfriends.