Thanks so much to sassynach for reminding us about Gerard's interview. I'v posted an excerpt and you can go here for the full article:
I don't know if I'm the best actor out there, but I definitely have, how would you say? I have a lot of range," says the Scot, who can bury the brogue on command and manage a convincing American accent thanks to "easily 1,000" sessions with about 30 dialect coaches.
That variety is key to his industry appeal, Hollywood insiders say. "He's definitely keeping his foot in the fact that he can be the action guy in some of the choices he's making, but he's also incredibly funny, charming and a ladies' man," says RocknRolla producer Susan Downey, who's producing another Ritchie flick, the upcoming Sherlock Holmes starring her husband, Robert Downey Jr.
...For Gamer, Butler has swapped Leonidas' swords for submachine guns and his Mr. America abs for Popeye-like arms to play Kable, a death-row prisoner who's competing in the shoot-'em-up game Slayers for a chance at freedom. The man at the joystick controlling him, and his destiny, is a 17-year-old kid.
Starz will air a preview of Gamer, which will include interviews. You can go to the show's site for a schedule. The first airing will be Thursday, September 3 on Starz at 5:15pm Eastern time.
Spike TV will also be airing Resident Evil on Friday at 9pm Eastern with a Sneak Preview of Gamer with an interview featuring Gerard.
If you want to watch a bunch of new clips from Gamer, be sure to check them out at GB.net.