Gerard Butler sick after eating scene

gerard_butlerGerard Butler ate 27 burritos during one scene in his latest movie. The Scottish actor stars opposite Jennifer Aniston in new romantic comedy The Bounty Hunter. One the first day of shooting, Gerard made himself sick because he is so bad at pretending to eat, he ended up gorging on the food. “It’s funny because there’s a way to learn to eat on camera where you just put small amounts in your mouth and make it look like you’re eating a lot,” he explained to BBC Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills. “I’m not very good at that, so that first day I literally had 27 burritos. It was a scene in a restaurant, and I’m just stuffing them in, pouring hot sauce all over them too and chowing them down. Every scene I had to start with a fresh one. By the end of that day I was so ill, but it had to be real.” Gerard says food is an integral part of his character, a bounty hunter who is paid to arrest his ex-wife, played by Aniston. The star insisted on having something to munch on in nearly every scene, even though the director didn’t think it was necessary. “The eating is supposed to be in the film but there’s always a choice and I do remember the director saying, ‘You know, you don’t have to eat in every scene’ But I just said, ‘Look, it’s important. I need Doritos in this scene and a burrito in this scene…’”

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  1. Joshua • March 12, 2010 @ 10:42 AM

    Now that’s funny. Good for you Gerard way to stick to it for the sake of your art. That’s what I like to see in an actor.

  2. Nancy • March 12, 2010 @ 1:26 PM

    Makes me sick just thinking /hearing about it!

  3. tributegirl • March 12, 2010 @ 1:49 PM

    omf, I’d be puking!!!

  4. Jessica • March 12, 2010 @ 7:47 PM

    Bahaha that’s awesome

  5. Earl 101 • March 13, 2010 @ 11:34 AM

    27 burritos? I fell bad for the people who had to work with him afterwards.

    C’mon now people don’t look at me like that, someone was going to make a fart joke eventually.

  6. mandee • March 13, 2010 @ 4:02 PM

    lmfao. hes gonna get fat if he keeps it up ! 😛 im surprised his heart didnt give out after that many burritos !

  7. Jo-Anne • March 13, 2010 @ 10:58 PM

    actually, mandee, I thought Gerrard was looking a tad beefy over the past number of months any photos I saw of him, however he looked amazingly lighter at the Oscars, one of the reporters even commented on the quick loss….wonder what he did? Maybe cut back to 26 burritos per scene haha…..

  8. mandee • March 14, 2010 @ 2:03 AM

    haha maybe. i dont check pics of celebs, or pay attention to really anything that has to do with news or celebs except here and actual movies/tv shows, so i was unaware that he was getting beefy lol. i would have said chubby, but ok 😛 i still think hes sexyyyyyyy.

  9. Jo-Anne • March 14, 2010 @ 11:34 AM

    i agree with you there, mandee, whatever his shape he sure looked good to me…

    i enjoy the celeb watch, some celebs more than others…

  10. mandee • March 14, 2010 @ 2:06 PM

    i am nosey and interested in the celebs lol, i just cant be bothered to check anything other than this for some reason lol. i loved him in ps i love you, did you see that movie jo? hes so sexy as an irish man. i kind of dislike that he doesnt always have the accent!

  11. Jo-Anne • March 14, 2010 @ 7:58 PM

    agree totally, mandee, I was a sucker for that accent for sure and Butler delivered….thought the movie lame but enjoyed many parts of it….particularly all his parts!

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