Gerard Butler says a freak accident ‘virtually killed’ Hilary Swank on the P.S. I Love You set

Gerard Butler went from heartthrob to close heart-stopper on the set of the 2007 romantic comedy P.S. I Love You.

The actor not too long ago revealed that he has largely fond recollections of creating the film with Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank — aside from that point he “virtually killed her” with a crocodile clip and a pair of suspenders.

“You already know the scene the place I am dancing and I [am wearing] suspenders? I shot that scene for a day and a half, and I needed to dance like an fool within the suspenders,” he stated of the movie on The Drew Barrymore Show. “At one level, the clip, which was a crocodile clip, obtained caught within the tv as I am crawling in direction of her, and he or she’s proper in entrance of me, laughing hysterically. The digital camera folks had these plastic fronts to guard themselves from this crocodile as a result of I needed to ping it, and it might go [flying] previous my face. I am crawling in direction of the mattress, it will get caught, it releases, flies over my head, hits her within the head, slashes her head.”

He continued, “I imply, I minimize her open. You possibly can even see the tooth of the [crocodile]. She needed to get taken to the hospital.”

Butler stated the set emptied to are likely to Swank, and he was left by himself.

“I am simply sitting there in my boxer shorts and my boots and a pair of socks,” he recalled, “and I simply began crying.”

The 53-year-old actor laughed the scenario off, as Swank recovered and went on to star in lots of tasks (together with the 2022 ABC sequence Alaska Each day), however he confused that he “virtually took her eye out” that day. (Swank’s representatives didn’t instantly reply to EW’s request for remark.)

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Jonathan Hession/Warner Bros. Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank in ‘P.S. I Love You’

In January, Butler said he injured himself whereas making the 2023 motion flick Aircraft.

“It doesn’t matter what I am doing, I handle to harm myself,” Butler joked on Late Night With Seth Meyers, including that the incident occurred throughout a scene during which his character was repairing a defective brake on an airplane. “I am sticking my hand in between these two wheels, sort of pretending that I do know what I am doing. Each time I carry my fingers out, they’re lined in blood and inexperienced fluid, proper? And I am like, ‘I do not know what this inexperienced fluid is.'”

He continued, “I am rubbing my face and, all of the sudden, it is in my throat. It is in my mouth. It is up my nostril. It is in my eyes. It is burning my face, and I imply burning. It seems that is primarily phosphoric acid.”

Watch Butler talk about Swank’s P.S. I Love You harm above.

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