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Gerard Butler Says He Wasn't Fully Prepared for Pentagon Press Conference: 'Did We Get The Same Memo?'

Gerard Butler Says He Wasn't Fully Prepared for Pentagon Press Conference: 'Did We Get The Same Memo?'

Gerard Butler stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday (October 25) and talked all about his film Hunter Killer and how he ended up doing a press conference at the Pentagon.

“Unfortunately, they put in the real reporters, not the fake ones,” the 48-year-old actor joked. “The Navy was incredible in supporting us with this movie and so I was invited to the Pentagon, I thought ‘great, I’m going to go along and take a trip around the Pentagon and they’re gonna show me around.”

“I see CNN and the first question is Saudi Arabia, and the second question is ‘how do you solve Saudi Arabia?’,” Gerard recalled. “I go I don’t know, did we get the same memo. It was 32 minutes at the Pentagon and I still didn’t quite appreciate it until afterward when I saw photos and it was me standing in front of the Pentagon.”

Gerard also talked about working at Sea World when he was in college and tells a story about accidentally taking too much Ambien – Watch more after the cut!


Gerard Butler Gave a Press Conference at the Pentagon

Click inside to watch the rest of Gerard Butler’s appearance on The Tonight Show…


Gerard Butler Had a Close Call with Ambien
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  • mahbelle

    his new movie is crap.

  • Guest

    Do you mean it’s sort of like you. I saw it along with a theater full of people who liked it.

  • mahbelle

    piss off. his movies are all bombs. it’s a 43 on metacritic so you like crap. bully for you.

    “Toning down his usual act in a manner that suggests he’s finally read his reviews, Butler gives it handfuls of dramatic ballast, but this vessel has been badly compromised: any interest seeps out by the frame.”

    BTW, did you poll the people in the theater?

  • mahbelle

    judging from your past comments, you are Gerard Butler’s number 1 fan. no accounting for taste.

  • Guest

    You are still crap. Your opinion does not matter to anyone but you.

  • dede

    ^^^^^obsessed psycho fan alert^^^^^^

  • Guest

    As if your opinion counts for anything.

  • Sorcina

    trolls will be trolling!

  • Sonia

    Gerard Butler
    I’m truly honoured by the deep thoughts some of you have had about me 😂
    https://twitter.com/gerardbutler/status/1055854080994799616?s=21

  • Sonia
  • Sonia

    Gerard Butler talks ‘Hunter Killer,’ shows rapping skills
    https://pix11.com/2018/10/26/gerard-butler-talks-hunter-killer-shows-rapping-skills/

  • AJ

    I like the post with the baby laughing and rolling over one…too cute oh and this one is funny too:
    Christina Iwanitza
    ‏@puppile
    8h8 hours ago
    More
    Replying to @GerardButler
    18yrs i have been a fan & i just cannot get enough of that lovely voice & the passion he has in doing what he does
    Gerry if you ever get to see this, your my hero even if you do have a crap choice in Girlfriend.
    LOL!

  • AJ

    Is that GB?

  • AJ

    Ha! Ha! Very cute. I agree with the interviewer, not bad for a start at all. lol I like how he gets involved with the music part of the movie as well.

  • Data Miner

    You two are full of shite.

  • Sonia

    Box Office: ‘Hunter Killer’ Captures $420,000 on Thursday Night
    https://variety.com/2018/film/news/hunter-killer-box-office-opening-thursday-1202998159/

  • Sonia

    Gerard Butler talks latest action-thriller ‘Hunter Killer’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDo-mJm9eoo

    Greg Russell Spotlight – Gerard Butler star of “Hunter Killer”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lxF74R689A

  • Sonia

    Thank you so much for the picture and for spending time with your fans you are so nice @gerardbutler
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpaub4qn30p/?taken-by=na_celebchaser1

    Last 3 days in #NY
    .
    special thanks to:
    @goodmorningamerica
    @colbertlateshow
    @livekellyandryan
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpZ2nXBA8uU/?taken-by=veronicabertiofficial

  • Sonia

    We Spoke With “Hunter Killer” Star And Mad Man Gerard Butler
    https://www.theshadowleague.com/story/we-spoke-with-hunter-killer-star-and-mad-man-gerard-butler

    STEVE IT OUT Celtic-daft superstar Gerard Butler ready to change his NAME after Steven Gerrard joined Rangers
    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3404740/gerard-butler-steven-gerrard-celtic-rangers-name-change/

  • Sonia

    Isn’t it? He always looks weird and not hot at all (to me) when he’s totally clean shaven.

  • Sonia

    This woman posts a lot on social media to and about him and is always saying how she hates MB, lol. She’s in her 60s and comments a lot like why don’t you post more often on social media, why don’t you reply to fans…and a lot more.

  • Sonia

    Saw this on GBI, it was on IMDb’s IG stories. He says he’s currently considering an offer on Broadway? Interesting. By the way, I have never met a man whose fave movie isn’t Apocalypse Now lol, it’s such a testosterone-filled film.

    https://www.facebook.com/228078970563912/posts/1995793660459092/

  • Sonia
  • Sonia

    Gerard Butler’s Hunter Killer is in theaters NOW! This a badass action thriller that’s 100 % worth seeing on the big screen so don’t wait! Michael Nyqvist and Gerard are epic!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpa2jG-jyJV/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1jpyik9ecb2q1

  • AbbyRichter

    The Ambien story was funny IMO. After reading some of the comments on the previous thread, I can see why some are concerned about Morgan mixing them up with his vitamins. WTF.
    Also I cringed a little when he joked about not being taken to the altar. There you have it folks. He still doesn’t want to get married.
    I didn’t know Gerry took hypnotics. Is this the first time he’s spoken about it?

  • RP

    He has theatre backround and he can do well in the right play. And he’s interested in tv finally. He might be a little late for the party.
    Yep. Apocalypse Now is a men’s movie. Call me shallow if you like, I saw it once and that was more than enough for me. The Deer Hunter ditto. I’m sure he has many great director on his wish list but I have a sad feeling that it’s hardly mutual. I must admit, though, that he seems to be in a good form. Maybe it’s just premiere season.

  • AJ

    I think that’s the vibe we are missing with GB and MB.

  • AJ

    Sorry I had to look again. Yeah same here. What a difference his beard makes.

  • AJ

    I love Andrea Bocelli! So cool!

  • RP

    Do we know anything about the budget?

  • Wondering

    Andrea sings the Phantom songs so beautifully so maybe Gerry joked to him about playing the Phantom. I am sure Gerry put down his voice down because of who he was speaking to. The thing is there is no comparison because Andrew wanted someone with Gerry’s voice not a trained singer. Gerry was great in it. PBS here plays some of Andrea’s events and he is awesome.

  • RP

    OMG. It just reminds me to that old fanfic a delusional fan tried to pass as reality about the brunette clandestine gf with huge, K cup boobs who still lived in Scotland and patiently waited for his return. Well, she might have a chance! :D
    You can say bad things about him, but I’ll always love his sense of humour.

  • Sonia

    Me too, he has one of the most beautiful voices in the world. I hadn’t seen him for several years actually and when I saw him singing at Princess Eugenie’s wedding a few weeks ago I was so shocked he didn’t have his beard anymore! When did that happen?

  • RP

    I saw his post many, many times on social media. I wonder if it’s her real name.

  • Sonia

    Gerard Butler Weighs In On ‘Hunter Killer’ and More
    https://www.eurweb.com/2018/10/gerard-butler-weighs-in-on-hunter-killer-and-more/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    ‘I’M TOUCHED’ Gerard Butler reads out fans’ Twitter messages about ‘licking his butthole from balls to back’ in hilarious clip
    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3407154/gerard-butler-rude-tweets-viral-clip/

  • RP

    He has a wonderful voice and he’s a very good looking man for an opera singer. I’ve heard private recordings of Paul Stanley of Kiss who also played the Phantom for limited run. That was fantastic, too.

  • Sonia

    Yeah she posts photos of herself too in like greetings to Butler or something. I’ll never understand fans who constantly post to celebs on social media, esp when they do it to ones who don’t respond. Some celebs do tweet back etc to fans but when you know a celeb doesn’t, why do you waste your time doing it then complain that he doesn’t interact, like this one does, lol.

  • Wondering

    RP, I looked up the budget and it said estimated 40 million so if that is the case
    it may make a nice profit.

  • Sonia
  • AJ

    Yeah I love his voice too. I think he also looks better with a beard. Lol

  • Sonia

    Totally! He was so manly and sexy with the beard. Now he looks more ‘ordinary’. Still a gorgeous voice though.

  • Sonia

    Well done for sitting through the entire movie. I’ve tried to sit through Apocalypse Now at least three times in the past and never made it till the end, lol. Still, I appreciate the massive enthusiasm for the film from practically every man I’ve known.
    I don’t think it’s too late for him to go into TV, it’s still a big thing and will be for a while but he should do it soon if he’s serious about it, don’t waste too much time bumming around. And please do a drama, not action.

  • AJ

    That’s true! I almost forgot that connection. AB does a great version of Phantom songs. I hope they did have a conversation about that. That would be neat. I agree. I thought GB did an excellent job in POTO.

  • Wondering

    It’s funny of all the interviews he has given lately this one makes the Scottish papers. No wonder he has such a goofy sense of humor and I am glad they thought it was funny too. His mum most be shaking her head and saying Gerard (in his voice).

  • AJ

    True that! It’s hard to beat a voice like that.

  • anon

    That would be a step in the right direction. I hope it’s true.

  • Sonia

    So the reviews by critics/bloggers etc have been 50/50 good/bad I think but most of the tweets/IG posts have been good, from what I’ve seen. I’d say perhaps 70-30 good? Halloween, A Star Is Born and Venom are still going strong at the box office so it’s not the best week to debut this. Anyway, no idea how it’s going to do but I found this review and thought it probably sums things up…

    Hunter Killer is Far Better than You’ve Been Told [Review]
    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/10/27/hunter-killer-is-far-better-than-youve-been-told-review/

  • Sonia

    The Scottish Sun has run a number of stories on him the past week or so, like his tribute to Michael Nyqvist and the clip where he spoke about toning down his Scottish accent. Strange that they didn’t bother covering his premiere or his lovely posing and smooching with his gf, lol.

  • anon

    She’s been around forever. She’s been busy circulating that stripper vid in the last few days, lol.

  • AJ

    That was cute. I wonder if he’s going to see the movie Queen of Scot’s. That place he described in Scotland sounds beautiful. I hope I get a chance to visit one day. I also hope he follows through with the idea of doing broadway and TV. That would be awesome! Also while highly unlikely, I would love to see him work with Ridley Scott. That would be amazing.