My Favorite Mistake: Gerard Butler
Kumar, Sujay, Newsweek
Byline: Interview by Sujay Kumar
On a very embarrassing meal.
I'm a dude with ADD. I get caught up in the moment. For instance, I once wore a kilt and exposed myself to the congregation at my sister's wedding. My mum tried to motion for me to push my legs together, but I thought she was telling me to pray. I was away in another world. I wasn't thinking. Meanwhile, 300 people were looking right up my jacksy.
But that's not even the most embarrassing thing to happen to me. A lot of my life lessons have come out of sillier things. Another funny moment happened in 2005 when I was playing a Viking in the very low-budget indie movie Beowulf & Grendel. We filmed in this little Icelandic town called Hofn that was right on the edge of a glacier. The weather was awful. We had hurricanes, torrential rains, and a[umlaut]it was freezing. I was in every scene and had to stand on top a[umlaut]of these glaciers or be out in the Icelandic sea.
The tiny 10-bedroom hotel that we were staying at was on the outskirts of town. They had a restaurant that, as far as I was concerned, never seemed to be open. We were out filming from six in the morning till at least eight in the evening. And when I came home at the end of every shoot I was famished.
I thought, Here we are making movies--this is not the way it's supposed to be. But I dealt with it. And a few days later, I …
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