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PostSubject: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:16 am

Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0

300 star Gerard Butler turns 40 this Saturday, the day before his latest movie,, Abiding Citizen co-starring Jamie Foxx receives its UK premiere in his home town of Glasgow.


And the Paisley-born actor admitted hitting 40 has made him reflect on what he wants out of life and whether this might be the right time to settle down and start a family.

Speaking in an interview with the Daily Record, Butler, whose credits include rom com Ps I Love You and gangster flick Rockn Rolla said‘’ Right now, yes, I question a bunch of things in my life and I am in a lot of ways more comfortable than ever. I know what sill excites me and what is just never going to happen.

‘’But then also there are things I have different opinions on. Sometimes I think: ‘God, I wish I was married now, and had kids.’ Other times I think :'Thank Christ I am not married and don’t have kid yet, I can do that later.'

‘’But I can totally imagine it. It’s just not right now. I am great where I am but it would be nice. It doesn’t have to be marriage. It could be to be in a relationship and I would definitely like kids some day.’’


Gerrry also revealed he plans to celebrate the milestone in style - with birthday bashes in Scotland, London and the US all in the pipeline.

‘’I have to do the Jonathan Ross show in London the night before, but it’s a big deal. I have never done it before so it felt nice to do that on the eve of my 40th birthday,'' he said.

‘’On my birthday itself I am going to have a party in London which is great because I don’t get to spend a lot of time there anymore.

‘’The next day I am going up to Glasgow where I am having a shared birthday party with my 11-year old niece, which I am a little bothered about because I deserve all the attention but she is getting some of it.’’

‘’No , it’s lovely, so I am going to have a family party with her, then when I make it back to New York I will do something there.

‘’I might even have something in LA as well but I am not going to have any big parties, just little fun ones.’’
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:53 pm

Here is the longer Daily Record interview:


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-interviews/2009/11/06/exclusive-scots-star-gerard-butler-ready-for-homecoming-premiere-and-hitting-40-86908-21801883/

Exclusive: Scots star Gerard Butler ready for homecoming premiere - and hitting 40

Nov 6 2009 John Dingwall
Gerard Butler admits his toughest role yet will be keeping his accent. Hollywood's most bankable Scot has never forgotten the abuse doled out to Sheena Easton when the 9 To 5 singer played the Big Day concert in Glasgow in 1990.
Sheena was pelted with bottles and cans as she performed at Glasgow Green due to her phoney American tones.
Gerard knows his A-list roles in Hollywood have put him in danger of developing a mid-Atlantic drawl that could spark ridicule when he returns to Scotland for the premiere of his new film, Law Abiding Citizen.
He admitted: "I have to tell you, there's nobody better or worse than the Scots. They are so patriotic and passionate.
"But we are very quick to say, 'Ah, you think you are the big man'. And to see anybody being influenced in any way by another culture is a fate worse than death, especially to speak in an American accent.
"I was doing an interview about a year and a half ago in London and I said the word soccer instead of football and for the rest of the interview I could hardly breathe.
"My face was so red. Literally. I am getting it again now.Whenever I think of it I start to panic because the word soccer is so American and because when Sheena Easton left Glasgow she talked with a really strong accent. Then she spent a couple of years in the US and was suddenly talking like an American and saying how much she loved the States.
"In Scotland we were like, 'B***h, how dare she? Burn her at the stake.'" Clearly proud of his Scottish roots and determined to stay true to them, Gerard hopes he'll be cut some slack at the movie premiere if he does slip up, if only because his profession demands a certain flexibility of accent.
He said: "Now I have become that guy but at least she was a singer. I have to do these accents.
"In this movie I am playing an American so I am speaking the whole time in an American accent. I have to change how I use the muscles and tip of the tongue and the emphasis I put on sounds.
"I did four movies in a row in an American accent so it can't not have an effect on how you speak normally, but I hear myself and I cringe. And I go back to Scotland and see them looking at me going,'Oh you b*****d.' "Yet in America I am still not American.
They still think you have a funny accent and in Scotland you have a funny accent. So I am kind of drowning in the middle of the Atlantic. It's terrible."
Having starred in box office-successes as diverse as battle epic 300, romantic comedy P.S. I LoveYou and gangster flick RocknRolla, Gerard now has the kind of clout that enabled him to fix it to have the UK premiere of Law Abiding Citizen, which also stars Jamie Foxx, in Glasgow. The star-studded bash will be held at Cineworld in Renfrew Street on Sunday, November 15.
However Gerry, who graduated in law before finding fame on the big screen, admits his homeland brings him back down to earth.
He said: "The place where I see less reaction than anywhere in the world is Scotland and I think it's because so much of my success has happened elsewhere.
"I grew up in Glasgow. I spent a lot of time out and about on the social scene, or studying law in the middle of the city, but when I go home I try to spend as much time with my family who now live in the Highlands.
"So I will arrive in Glasgow, get in my car and go straight to the Highlands where often I just don't see many people. So it's been harder to gauge the reaction to my success in Scotland because I am not so much around a lot of people any more.
"But for this reason we are having the premiere of Law Abiding Citizen in Glasgow, which is rare. They don't have premieres in Glasgow, especially not Hollywood movies.
"It allows me to go there and say 'thank you' because every part of me that goes in movies is all from my Scottishness, it's from where I grew up, it's from the people around me, it's from my family, it's from the humour that exists there. That is what made me who I am and brought me here."
The day before the premiere, the Paisley-born actor will celebrate his 40th birthday with his niece who turns 11, one of four celebrations to mark the milestone.
He said: "I am going to celebrate. I have to do a TV show in London the night before, but it's a big deal. It's Jonathan Ross and will be a big thing for me because I have never done it before so it felt nice to do that on the eve of my 40th.
"On my birthday itself I am going to have a party in London which is great because I don't get to spend a lot of time there any more.
"The next day I am going up to Glasgow where I am having a shared birthday party with my 11-year-old niece, which I am a little bothered about because I deserve all the attention but she is getting some of it.
"No, it's lovely, so I am going to have a family party with her, then when I make it back to NewYork I will do something there.
"I might even have something in LA as well but I am not going to have any big parties, just little fun ones."
The plot for Butler's new movie centres on his character, Clyde Shelton, who goes all out for revenge after his wife and daughter are murdered during a burglary at their home.
Meanwhile, Gerard admits turning 40 has made him consider whether the time might be right to get married and start a family in real life.
He said: "Right now, yes, I question a bunch of things in my life and I am in a lot of ways more comfortable than ever. I know what still excites me, what can excite me and what is just never going to happen.
"But then also there are things I have different opinions on. Sometimes I think, 'God, I wish I was married now, had kids'. Other times I think, 'Thank Christ I am not married and don't have kids yet. I can do that later.'
"But I can totally imagine it. It's just not right now. I am great where I am at but it would be nice. It doesn't have to be marriage. It could be to be in a relationship and I would definitely like kids some day."
Gerard, who scooped an award at the GQ Men Of The Year ceremony on Tuesday night, has been linked with a string of beauties including Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston and claims he has no perfect woman in mind.
"I don't know because often I feel that I meet a girl that is unexpected," he said.
"There is no rhyme or reason. I always thought I don't want a girl who is too crazy, too much for me, and then I meet a girl who is crazy and I go, 'Wow, she is amazing.' "But I can't ever give a definite kind of woman because there are different things in different women I might like.
"I might like a girl who is gentle and innocent, but then again I might like a woman who is more statuesque and strong and powerful, it's the polar opposites. It just depends on the moment, on the person, on magic."
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:18 pm

Thanks DK and Dallas.

That's an unusual interview in that he readily answers questions and the answers don't come out as practised.

Great reading.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:32 pm

Eh, he shares a birthday with my 11 year old niece, too...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:21 pm

So I gotta say, I read this article on another site a couple of days ago, and it really upset me. I know it may seem silly to some, but the part where he says he may not need a marriage, just a relationship, to have kids was not something I'd expect from him.

Please don't misunderstand me, I mean no disrespect to anyone here who may have had children out of wedlock or have loved ones who have. I'm sure you or they are great mothers who have great kids.

This is just my opinion. It's just my value. I'm a big believer in marriage. I think it's sacred. And I always thought (ideally), kids should come out of marriage (at least planned kids anyway). I guess I just thought Butler was similar to me in that he took marriage seriously, and that that was part of the reason he'd never married, that he knew he was too busy and not in a place yet where he could commit to marriage the way one has to to make it work.

Anyway, the shine is a bit off the rose (is that the expression?) for me at the moment. I've been taking a Butler break these past couple of days. I don't know if it'll last or not.

I guess I needed to see this to bring me back to reality and to remind me that, even though we often feel like we "know" Gerry, unless we've had an actual relationship with him (not just meeting him), we don't really KNOW him. It's hard to face up to that for me. It hurts. But that's reality. And I want to be real.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:05 pm

LadyNOLA wrote:
Anyway, the shine is a bit off the rose (is that the expression?) for me at the moment. I've been taking a Butler break these past couple of days. I don't know if it'll last or not.

I guess I needed to see this to bring me back to reality and to remind me that, even though we often feel like we "know" Gerry, unless we've had an actual relationship with him (not just meeting him), we don't really KNOW him. It's hard to face up to that for me. It hurts. But that's reality. And I want to be real.
Don't ever be sorry for taking a break or being less 'shiny', Emily. Pantry is not a place where your honest opinion will result in Zenu visiting from outer space to modify thought patterns.

You are correct in saying that we do not 'know' him at all. At this distance, all anyone can do is base their impressions on his interviews (written and televised), his behaviour towards others and his choice of habits/private ventures. Of course, one can always question the validity of those impressions when they are often subject to a third party's truth.

Gerard Butler is entirely human, nothing God-like. It's not great earth-shattering news. Therefore, he is prone to the same human foibles, flaws and sins as others. It's just that his life is played out in a technological age on a brightly lit stage, in full view of a critical and savvy audience.

Oh man, look at how much you made me post, Em. You know I rarely muster up that amount of energy!
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:23 pm

Thanks, Nay! *Hugs* I just needed to vent.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:53 pm

I wonder if that's a trend nowadays. Single people having kids without the hassles of a partner.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:49 pm

wow!!!! you guys don't know how WONDERFUL it was to hear some of you say we don't "know" him. most fans i run into think that they do....because they've either met him or read interviews. GOD knows i 've probably read more interviews than most, because i've been a fan longer that the majority of the fan base, but it's still stuff said in an interview...and done with that in mind: that it's for public consumption, which i'm sure is NOT the gerry that he is to family and real friends. but....try explaining that to other fans. no wait!! DON'T try....because it just causes an argument, or at the very least causes someone to get defensive. sheesh!
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:11 am

With his kind of attitude and freedom, I'm awfully surprised he doesn't have kids...

There I said it. He's been pretty darn careful.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:53 am

sami_stardust wrote:
wow!!!! you guys don't know how WONDERFUL it was to hear some of you say we don't "know" him. most fans i run into think that they do....
Are you saying we be speggshal learners 'ere, Sami??

Only the people closest to him or working long-term with him truly know him. Isn't that the same with all of us anyway?

The difference I see is that some people think they know him because they want to know him. They must at all odds know the celebrity they have fixated upon. Maybe their perspective/outlook allows them to realise they may never 'get close' to him in real life so knowing him through interviews or screaming fests at Premieres is their only recourse. My opinion only. Not written on stone anywhere.

Me? I'd rather hope he is a decent human being who shows stewardship and leave it at that.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:12 am

Whenever I talk about wanting kids, usually someone in my family or one of my friends that has kids will offer to loan theirs to me for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler admits marriage and kids could be on the horizon as he hits the big 4-0   Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:58 am

DK, it ain't the same.
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