Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gerard Butler Speaks To Esquire


Unless I have absolutely nothing to do I don't usually read really long interviews with celebrities. For the most part they are just drivel and they are so carefully quantized by attending publicists or weak editors that they just are not worth the effort. But, I had a couple of minutes today and so I thought I would at least look at the interview of Gerard Butler in Esquire. You never know when you will find a great quote or discover that he spent much of a year getting arrested in different parts of the US, while he was President of the Law Society back in Scotland.

Oh, and as of the date of the interview had not had sex with Jennifer Aniston so, you can mark that off his list. I get the feeling she is one of the few women he hasn't slept with though. The interview is great because it was done by a writer who was only told to go to Gerard's house and interview the guy. He had no idea who Gerard was and and even when Gerard told him, he still didn't know. It is an amazing interview simply because half of it is Gerard truly dumbfounded that someone doesn't know who he is or what movies he has been in. It is like one big, "Don't you know who I am" moment and realizing that in fact, not everyone does know who you are or particularly care. Gerard handled it well. I would like to have seen this trick done on someone who probably does care.

25 comments:

nunaurbiz said...

I loved this interview, too! Of course I love me Gerry and I also love me Enty!!!!!!

shazzzba said...

YUP, READ THE INTERVIEW...HAD THE FEELING IT WASN'T EVEN HIS 'REAL HOUSE' JUST SOMEWHERE ARRANGED FOR THE INTERVIEW...

RocketQueen said...

Just read the interview, great idea to send someone who had no idea who he was. I really enjoyed the tone of the interview and thought Gerard came off amiably.

lauren said...

But people do care who he is, or he wouldn't have been interviewed for Esquire! The writer sounds either totally incompetent or very clever indeed (and, one hopes, in cahoots with the editor, or the editor should be sacked for sending out a writer so ignorant and lazy he couldn't be bothered to do basic research).

Kristen S. said...

Lauren, the magazine sent a guy who doesn't know anything about movies on purpose. It's the intro blurb to the article.

I though he was blazingly hot before, but now I live him even more!

whole_lotto _luv said...

Well, I've seen 300, PS I Love You, and Phantom of the Opera, and those are the only movies in which I've seen Gerard Butler. He wore a mask in Phantom, was dead for most of PS, and who was looking at faces in 300?

If I had been sent on an interview with only the name Gerry given to me, no idea of his occupation, I'm not certain I would have recognized him. Without having seen PS I Love You, I KNOW I wouldn't have recognized him.

The interview did make it sound like he handled it well.

SFG said...

Huh. I've never been a Gerard Butler fan because I've seen him out at a bar and he was an arrogant ass, but this interview made me kinda like him! And I love the idea of the bumbling idiot reporter having NO idea who he is. Gives it kind of an innocence and genuineness.

ardleigh said...

He seemed really nice in that interview & if M.Fox reads that interview he's got a new notch to add to his belt.

pomme said...

who is Gerald Butler?! LOL

pomme said...

i think the journalist unless could see his movies but not read other interviews!
there was a french comic Raphael Mezraï who did the same thing in France.Several times,that finished very bad!

califblondy said...

Sometimes he looks hot, sometimes not.

Jennifer said...

I have a new found love for Gerry Butler. Just finished reading the whole interview...

Now I'll have to rent Phantom, 300 and P.S. I Love You.

figgy said...

Even though I like Katherine Heigl (yeah, I know I'm one of the few), the movie she has coming out with Gerard Butler looks painfully bad.

ElsieFire said...

Mmmm Gerry.

Add to your list Lara Croft 2, for a lot of Gerry, again almost indistinguishable.

I loved him in this really cheesy movie called Timeline. He was beautiful in it.

Oh and do NOT forget RocknRolla!!!

MLissa14 said...

I'm not buying it, by it I mean Gerry's stories. Is there any documention to prove he was arrested mulitple times in the US? I don't see a mugshot on Smoking Gun for him...he was selected out of 200 hundred to be one of 4 candidiates for lawn intern and then he shows up trashed and gets the job,blah, blah, blah....why are actors the only ones with such cinematic pasts and the rest of us don't have movie scripts for a history?? Maybe because ours aren't "tales".

AnonMom said...

Love the article. Not a huge Gerard Butler fan, but love the article.

Treesap-Covered Lady, the Humanist said...

Well played, Esquire

Marisa said...

oh wow

that was phenominally douchetastic.

Marisa said...

I think he came off like a total into-himself douchebag. Stop talking about your stupid movie room, the reporter's not impressed.

shazzzba said...

I STILL LIKE DEAR FRANKIE THE BEST...AFTER THAT TRASH...BUT BIG $$$ TRASH.

lauren said...

So the magazine set him up. I have 100% neutral feelings about him, but there's no way, when a reporter from a classy magazine (who you assume will send a writer who's bothered to at least Wikipedia you) shows up for a pre-booked interview, you wouldn't end up having to explain, 'I did this, and this, and this'. You did the same thing to Marilynne Robinson, she'd have to give you a run-down on her career. No-one would ever come out of that without sounding a bit boastful.

littleoleme said...

shazzzba you are so right.
Dear Frankie is beautiful. Everything else is quite bad.

bionic bunny! said...

okay, there's a job i could do!
there are so many "famous" people i only know about because of enty, i could TOTALLY go interview somebody i didn't know!

Impertinent Vixen said...

P.S. I Love You was just painful. Hilary Swank is not a romantic lead role type, she should stick to butchie leads.

I love me some Gerard Butler! Dear Frankie is awesome, so is Butterfly on a Wheel.

mngddess said...

Enty-poo - I didn't get the impression that Gerard was being self-centered. I read the article and it sounded that the interviewer was living under a rock. Does he know we have an African-American president?

Lordy - I loves me some Gerry Butler.

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