Gerard Butler Talks “Machine Gun Preacher”
It’s not due out until September 23rd, but already “Machine Gun Preacher” is getting plenty of press thanks to star Gerard Butler.
The “P.S. I Love You” stud chatted about the new flick, noting that his character Sam Childers was a rewarding challenge for him.
Referring to his past gigs as tough guys and warriors, Gerard explained, "Those other roles were based on historic characters who became the stuff of legend, but Sam is a guy of our times.
"There is more complexity in a modern-day character who's a drug addict and a biker turned businessman, missionary and soldier. You don't get roles like this very often."
"When I walked into Sam's house, he had been so built up by everyone, I didn't know what to expect. I met this absolutely dominant alpha male who on one hand loves the attention but on the other hand loves the company of his family and friends. This is his story and this is his moment to tell it to the world. I had to bow down to that. But there is a darkness in him as well. He could not go through all the things that are in the movie by being Mr. Nice Guy."
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