Gerard Butler on His Bad Boy Status: 'I Don't Think About It'

November 3, 2011 By:
Gerard Butler on His Bad Boy Status: 'I Don't Think About It'

Gerard Butler has been getting his body in shape for his upcoming role in Of Men and Mavericks. Gerard has made a name for himself for his acting skills, but let's face it, he's fun to look at, too.

Hollyscoop caught up with Butler at Niche Media's Los Angeles Confidential cover party presented by BING, and we asked him how he feels about being a Hollywood bad boy.

"I don't really think about it," he told Hollyscoop.

Perhaps that's because he doesn’t have time to think about it. Gerard has been spending seriously long hours filming. And because he's shooting a surf movie, most of that time is spent in the water.

"I’m doing a surf movie so I’m either surfing or scurfing or standup paddling or filming. I’m filming like 14 hours a day," Gerard told Hollyscoop.

So does he have surf experience?

"No," he told us. "I just learned for this movie."

Recently, Butler participated in a shoot for Los Angeles Confidential magazine's annual men's issue.

"It's very simple," Butler told us about the shoot. "It was an afternoon, we had a lot of fun. I’ve worked with Sam the photographer before and he’s a great guy, we’ve been out…and we shot in a great spot, and it was a lot of fun, and I’m really happy with how it turned out."

It was recently announced that Butler will team up with Sam Worthington and Matthew McConaughey for 3D action flick, Thunder Run. The movie is an adaptation of the novel Thunder Run - The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad by Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent David Zucchino.

The story recounts the capture of Baghdad by American forces at the start of the Iraq War in 2003. The assault was referred to as "thunder run." Hey, that's the name of the movie!

The producers are attempting to recreate “the harrowing picture of the soldiers on the front lines and the realities of modern warfare.”

Shooting will begin next year. So it doesn’t look like Gerard will be getting a break anytime soon. It's been a tough year for the actor. He also starred in Machine Gun Preacher, which had a limited release on September 23. And he got shot in the face. Yep. The face.

Gerard revealed: "I got shot twice filming Machine Gun Preacher. We were doing a big shootout and a pellet caught my eyebrow. I bled so bad that we stopped filming. Ten minutes later on the next shoot it happened again, in exactly the same bloody place."