Gerard Butler channels the inside “insanity” for Copshop | leisure
Gerard Butler has admitted that he is channeling his inner “madness” into certain acting roles.
The ‘Copshop’ star, who plays pro hitman Bob Viddick in the upcoming action thriller, has spoken openly about how he saw himself in both that character and his role in 2018’s ‘The Vanishing’.
Speaking to HeyUGuys.com, he laughed, “I wouldn’t call it a talent, but it’s definitely natural.
“I definitely have – you know, this film that I made in Scotland a few years ago, ‘The Vanishing’ all of me!”
“I have all of this in me, I have light, I have a lot of darkness. So with Viddick it was the same idea to tap into that crazy part of you, the part that could kill someone or be unleashed. “
However, the 51-year-old actor also pointed out the importance of “fun” on screen, even when it comes to the darker roles.
He added, “And then having fun with it – that moment when I scream… You get into the head of a killer or hit man and try to take it as seriously and truthfully as possible.
“But then you go too, how can I make this fun and shocking and interesting and different colors and layers?”
On the subject of having fun, Butler also joked that he could step into a sequel to “Mamma Mia” instead of Meryl Streep.
He teased, “Yeah, maybe ‘Mamma Mia’ would be a good one! [laughs] I don’t know if I can still sing, I have to work on my vocal cords again, put them back in order. “
He joked, “I think I could probably do a better job than Meryl in ‘Mamma Mia’.”