Gerard Butler reveals he sent Hilary Swank to hospital

‘I almost killed her’: Gerard Butler reveals he sent co-star Hilary Swank to hospital while filming PS I Love You

He was the one who was supposed to be injured, but Gerard Butler reveals co-star Hilary Swank was actually seriously injured while filming the 2007 romantic drama PS I Love You.

The 300 actor appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show this week and told the story of the on-set accident that sent Swank to the hospital and him standing alone in boxers.

“She’s so cool and so fun to work with that I almost killed her,” he told Barrymore.

Hilary Swank has seemingly forgiven her co-star Gerard Butler for the incident, reuniting years later at an event in 2011

Hilary Swank has seemingly forgiven her co-star Gerard Butler for the incident, reuniting years later at an event in 2011

The actor explained that his character, Gerry Kennedy, was supposed to be punched in the face with a crocodile garter belt as he stripped naked, but the metal strap ricocheted in the opposite direction and instead ‘cut’ Swank to the head.

“The cameramen had plastic faceplates to protect themselves from that alligator clip, it was so dangerous, I had to ping it and it went past my face.”

‘This time I crawl to the bed, it gets stuck, it lets go, flies over my head, hits her in the head, chops off her head. I opened it, you could even see the teeth [of the clip].

“She needs to be taken to the hospital. Literally imagine this studio and in three seconds everyone’s gone and I’m just sitting there in my boxers and my boots and a pair of socks and I just started crying.

Actors Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank starred together in PS romantic drama I Love You

Actors Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank starred together in PS romantic drama I Love You

Actor Gerard Butler dances around the room in a scene from the PS romantic drama I Love You

Hilary Swank as Holly Kennedy in PS romance drama I Love You

Gerard Butler dances around the room in boxers and suspenders during a scene from the PS movie I Love You with co-star Hilary Swank

He says he “nearly gouged his eyes out” and “just made a fool of himself” as they filmed the scene.

Years later, the idol laughed at the incident while recounting the story, but said the experience gave him impostor syndrome at the time because he was so nervous working. with Swank.

During the segment, Butler also talked about working with Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Aniston, and wearing a leather speedo on set of 300.

The actor had nothing but praise for his former female co-stars, including Swank, who is currently pregnant with twins.

The Oscar-winning actress first revealed she was expecting twins with her hubby during an appearance on Good Morning America in October.

The 48-year-old actress is currently expecting twins with husband Philip Schneider

The 48-year-old actress is currently expecting twins with husband Philip Schneider

The mother-to-be – who also shared that twins run through both her and her husband’s family – said: ‘I’m going to be a mum! And not just one, but two.

“It’s so nice to be able to talk about it and share it,” she continued.

Butler can be seen next in the action movie Plane alongside Mike Colter, which hits theaters on January 13.

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