Gerard Butler was about to get a makeover, and not in a good way. Butler recently revealed how committed he was to his new role in the film Plane. This after the Scottish 53-year-old actor revealed on The Late Night with Seth Meyers that while filming a scene in which he plays a pilot, he went on to accidentally burn his eyes, throat, and knows with phosphoric acid.
“No matter what I’m doing, I manage to hurt myself,” Butler told Seth Meyers, before saying that he was “naturally clumsy.”
He went on to describe his latest injury, which was during a scene, saying “trying to find something that’s wrong with a plane before we can take off for the final sequence.”
Gerard Butler on Late Night With Seth Meyers
“Now I’m sticking my hand between these two wheels, kind of pretending that I know what I’m doing,” Butler stated. “Every time I bring my hands out, they’re covered in blood and green fluid, right? And I’m like, ‘I don’t know what this green fluid is.’ “
The star went on to add that they were shooting in Puerto Rico where he was “covered in sweat” due to the heat. “I’m rubbing my face and, suddenly, it’s in my throat. It’s in my mouth. It’s up my nose. It’s in my eyes,” Butler stated. “It’s burning my face — and I mean burning.”
“It turns out that this is essentially phosphoric acid,” he added. And although real-life air Pilots were watching the scene in a panic, crew members couldn’t decide whether to throw water on his face or not. “And I’m just, like, burning alive,” he noted. “It was intense.”
Thankfully for us to start recovering, even though he said that he “burned the house,” “but it was great for the sequence,” he laughed.
The movie star’s latest injury comes five years after his 2017 accident where he admitted that he was hospitalized three times that year alone. The star was injured in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, saying that he was a fan of risky behavior. Believe it or not, the actor confessed to even injecting himself with bee venom twice and an attempt to treat a painful inflammation.
Butler also suffered a near-death experience back in 2012 when he was pulled underwater and dragged over a reef in North Carolina while he was filming the surf movie Of Men and Mavericks.” I was going to go back that day,” the star said while in the U.K.’s The Graham Norton Show. “I was actually in the ambulance and wanted to go back, which was a little crazy, but it’s pretty addictive.”
Plane is currently in theatres.