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|Subject: A tough job, Gerard, but someone's got to be mobbed by girls Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:34 pm|| |
I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this. Please move it, if necessary.
Maybe this writer was the gentleman who arrived with Gerry and his assistant in the video outside of Chateau Marmont?
BTW, he is incorrect about Gerry playing the lead character in the Steven Berkoff production of Coriolanus. He was just part of the ensemble. I don't think he's ever played Coriolanus or Tullus Aufidius.
A tough job, Gerard, but someone's got to be mobbed by girls There was a tsunami of long-limbed bimbos bearing down on Gerard Butler.
Deciding that resistance was futile, he gleefully allowed himself to be swept away by them.
Ladies' man: Gerard Butler often finds himself the centre of attention
'You can't run away!' the actor told me, as I counted five women thrusting themselves against him and a dozen more behind them, in the lobby of the Chateau Marmont hotel on Sunset Boulevard, where art gallery owner Nicolas Berggruen was hosting his annual pre-Oscar cocktail reception.
Jennifer Aniston, Gerard's leading lady in the forthcoming film The Bounty Hunter, was not part of the wave of women hitting on the Scottish-born star, who has become immensely popular in Hollywood.
The actor, pictured arriving, was wearing a beautifully cut Brioni suit, although by this stage - well after midnight - it was looking a little the worse for wear.
Earlier, we had been at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where Gerard co-hosted an event for Artists For Peace & Justice, which was backed by Vanity Fair magazine and Brioni (hence the suit, which at 6.30pm looked fresher and sharper).
Once he and Aniston finish opening The Bounty Hunter, Gerard told me he's off to Belgrade, where he will star with Ralph Fiennes in Coriolanus.
The film marks Fiennes's debut as a film director. He has wanted to make a film of the Bard's great war drama ever since he starred in an Almeida Theatre production at the old Alfred Hitchcock film studios about a decade ago.
Gerard also appeared in the title role when Steven Berkoff staged his version.
'I'm playing Tullus Aufidius, the general of the Volscian rebel forces. They're the underdogs and Tullus is Coriolanus's sworn, hated enemy - but Coriolanus respects him. They have shed blood on the battlefield and there's an admiration they have for each other,' Gerard explained.
'Tullus is totally fearless and I'm getting in shape and having fight training. War's not supposed to be fun, but I'm looking forward to making the film with Ralph.'
Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Cox will also star in Coriolanus.
On Sunday, Gerard will dress up in another suit as one of the presenters at the Oscar ceremony.