Whereas Gerard Butler is now an skilled main man that has appeared in quite a few Hollywood blockbusters, when we visited the set of Den Of Thieves, it was instantly clear that the character of Massive Nick Flanagan was one which resonated with the Scottish actor far more vibrantly than others. Fortunately for Gerard Butler and Den Of Thieves‘ co-writer and director Christian Gudegast they’d Jay Dobyns, a former L.A.P.D. police officer, onboard as a marketing consultant for the movie. Butler defined to us how essential Dobyns was to his means of stepping into character, which then led to the hilarious revelation that Butler was as soon as embroiled in such an intense dialogue with Gudegast about Massive Nick that he ate uncooked rooster. When discussing his course of, Butler initially remarked,
I used to be at a Benni Hanna with Christian. And I suppose you might have the uncooked meals. And I wasn’t considering. I would already been on this film for four years, however typically we would not speak about it for six months or no matter. So once we sat down he was like, ‘Let’s speak about Massive Nick. Let’s speak about who he’s.’ I used to be holding my glass, and he was like, ‘You see the way in which you might be holding your glass? That is how Massive Nick holds his glass.’ And I’m consuming this meals, and I’m shoving it down, and I used to be like, ‘I do not know what that is. It is fascinating. It is type of smooth and mushy. It have to be some type of fish.’ I’ve eaten about 4 massive items of it, and he goes, ‘What the fuck are you doing!? That is uncooked rooster.’ I would eaten all of this uncooked rooster as he was describing how veracious and animal like Massive Nick. He was like, ‘That is so fucking Massive Nick! It is excellent.’
Reasonably than consuming uncooked rooster each morning to get into the character of Massive Nick, Gerard Butler defined that having a goatee and sporting sure garments was all he wanted to show him into the required “animal.” Butler continued,
Having the goatee, placing these garments on, even placing this cover on, you flip into an animal. You are feeling like a complete animal. You rework into one other type of being. You finally mix into the character and you are not fascinated about it. You simply are that man. You will have that weight. You will have that mood. You will have that management. You will have that gravitas. You are heavier on the bottom. You are extra environment friendly together with your motion. There are one million various things that you do not even discover, however you do not have to consider. It is a terrific place to be. And Massive Nick actually affords you that chance to climb into one other pores and skin.
You may get a way of Gerard Butler as Massive Nick in Den Of Thieves by watching its trailer beneath.
Den Of Thieves will probably be released on January 19. Get popcorn while you go, and cross on the uncooked rooster.