Gerard Butler

  • Aired:  10/23/12
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Gerard Butler laments his missing hair and describes being pummeled by 30-foot waves while shooting "Chasing Mavericks." (6:16)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HIS NEW FAME

IS CALLED "CHASING MAVERICKS."

>> I WANT TO RIDE THAT WAVE.

I WANT TO THAT I CAN THAT DROP.

>> IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

>> WHY NOT?

>> BECAUSE UNTRAINED BOYS DON'T

STEP IN THE RING WITH MIKE

TYSON, THAT'S WHY.

>> I CAN HANDLE IT!

>> YOU DON'T JUST DO IT.

BUDDY, I'VE BEEN SURFING THAT

BREAK FOR 20 YEARS.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH

STRENGTH AND KNOW HOW YOU NEED

TO SURVIVE A BREAK LIKE THAT?

>> I'M GETTING STRONGER BY THE

DAY.

I'LL HOLD MY OWN.

>> STRONGER BY THE DAY, HUH?

OKAY, GAVE ME YOUR HAND.

NOW RESIST ME.

OKAY?

NO, YOU'RE NOT --

>> Jon: OH, I'M SORRY.

(LAUGHTER)

PLEASE WELCOME GERARD BUTLER!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: NICE TO SEE YOU.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I GUESS MY FIRST THING I'M GOING

SAY TO YOU IS THIS "GRAB MY

HAND."

(LAUGHTER)

RESIST ME, BUTLER!

THOSE AREN'T HANDS THEY'RE LIKE

(BLEEP)ING MEAT HOOKS, JESUS!

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

>> NOTHING, MAN, JUST -- I JUST

REALIZED HOW MUCH I MISSED MY

HAIR.

I MEAN IT'S --

>> Jon: OH, IS THAT TRUE.

>> YEAH, IT DOESN'T REALLY LOOK

LIKE IT WAS, MY HAIR.

>> Jon: YOU LIKE IT MORE

FLOWING, A LITTLE MORE

"BRAVEHEARTY."

AS MUCH -T AS IT LOOKED BLEACHED

AS HELL BUT IT WAS A FUN CUT.

>> Jon:

>> Jon: LET ME ASK YOU THIS.

DID YOU DO THE THINGS YOU WANTED

TO DO WITH YOUR HAIR WHEN IT WAS

THAT LONG OR NO?

DID YOU GET A CONVERTIBLE AND

DRIVE LIKE THIS?

(LAUGHTER)

>> I MOP IT HAD BATHROOM FLOOR

WITH IT.

>> Jon: SEE, I'M THE OPPOSITE.

WHEN I GET A HAIR CUT NOW I FEEL

LIBERATED.

I FEEL -- WHEN I MY HAIR GETS

TOO LONG AND I GET IT CUT I FEEL

LIKE OH, NOW, GOING ATTACK THE

DAY.

MAYBE IT'S A -- I HAVE WHAT DO

YOU CALL IT OSTEOPOROSIS SO I

DON'T HAVE THE BONE DENSITY THAT

A LONG HAIR --

(LAUGHTER).

YOU'RE A HALER FIGURE, PERHAPS.

>> I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE.

>> Jon: I CAN (BLEEP)ING TALK

ABOUT THIS THE WHOLE TIME.

I'M NOT GOING TO IT WILL YOU OFF

THE HOOK AT THIS.

>> WELL, YOU'RE RIGHT, THERE'S

SOMETHING VERY FREEING ABOUT

GETTING IT SHAVED OFF.

I WAS JUST WATCHING THAT THERE

GOING "OH, GOD, I HAD LONG HAIR

ONCE."

>> Jon: LET ME ASK YOU A

QUESTION.

WE'VE GOT A MONITOR THERE.

GIVE ME A QUICK BUTLER SINGLE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

LET ME ASK YOU THIS.

DO YOU THINK TO YOURSELF "NICE"?

(LAUGHTER)

DO YOU EVER THINK TO YOURSELF

"I'D HIT THAT.

I'D HIT THAT."

(LAUGHTER)

>> I DO FREQUENTLY.

(LAUGHTER)

LAUGH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: GIVE ME MY SINGLE.

IS THAT SKIN CANCER?

WHAT IS THAT?

(LAUGHTER)

>> I'D HIT THAT, TOO.

>> Jon: THANK YOU, I

APPRECIATE IT, IT'S VERY

UNHITTABLE.

I KNOW EVERYBODY'S ASKING YOU

ABOUT.

THIS THEY'RE DOING THIS SURFING

FILM.

DO WE HAVE THE FOOTAGE OF HIM IN

THIS CRAZY -- ALL RIGHT, SO HE'S

OUT --

>> THE RED BOARD THERE.

>> Jon: WATCH THIS.

THIS IS INSANE.

NOW WATCH HOW HIGH THE WATER

SUDDENLY COMES --

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

HOW HIGH IS THAT?

>> THAT'S OVER 30 FEET.

>> Jon: THAT'S A 30-FOOT WAVE

AND YOU'RE UNDERNEATH IT.

>> AND WHEN THE CAMERA COMES --

LOOK AT THAT.

IT'S LIKE THREE MILES OF

COASTLINE AND IT'S JUST --

EVERYTHING'S WIPED OUT.

>> Jon: EVERYTHING'S WIPED

OUT.

WHAT WERE YOU DOING OUT THERE?

(LAUGHTER)

>> IT DOES SEEM LIKE A LOGICAL

QUESTION.

I WAS ASKING THE SAME THING WHEN

I SAW THAT WAVE COMING AND I

KNEW THERE WAS NO ESCAPE I

THOUGHT HOW THE (BLEEP) DID I

END UP OUT HERE?

>> Jon: WERE THEY FILMING?

WAS THAT BEING --

>> WE WERE FILMING AT THE TIME.

WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF

FILMING, WE'D GONE CLOSER INTO

THE ROCKS AND WE'RE JUST --

WE'RE GETTING READY FOR

SOMETHING AND WE JUST SAW THIS

HUGE SET OF WAVES COMING IN AND

IT WAS LIKE WATCHING A TSUNAMI

AND THEY START GOING --

>> Jon: IT'S 30 FEET OF WATER.

THAT'S A THREE STORY WAVE.

AND WHEN YOU'RE UNDERNEATH IT,

HOW LONG ARE YOU UNDER THERE?

>> WELL, I WAS -- I HAD WHAT'S

CALLED A TWO-WAY HOLE BANK.

SOME PEOPLE DON'T MAKE IT

THROUGH.

THOSE WAVES THERE'S 18, 20

SECONDS BETWEEN THEM.

PLUS THEY TAKE YOU WITH THEM.

SO YOU'RE UNDERWATER GOING ALONG

WITH THE WAVES AND I DIDN'T MAKE

IT BACK UP FOR THE NEXT ONE AND

I HAD ALREADY BEEN PADDLING AND

TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY.

SO I WAS EXHAUSTED BY THE TIME

THAT WAVE HIT.

>> Jon: WHO GOT -- DID YOU POP

UP?

HOW DID YOU GET OUT?

DID SOMEBODY REACH DOWN AND GRAB

YOU?

LIKE WHAT -- DO YOU REMEMBER

GETTING OUT?

WERE YOU --

>> YEAH, NO, I CAME UP AND I

WENT "OH, CHRIST."

THEN I SAW THE NEXT WAVE COMING

AND I WAS LIKE "OH, NOT AGAIN!"

AND ONE T GUY WHO TAUGHT ME E TO

SURF WAS THERE ON A JETSKI AND

HE CAME OVER BUT THE LOOK ON

FEAR ON HIS FACE THAT'S WHEN I

REALIZED HOW (BLEEP).

(LAUGHTER)

AND I FEW HE WASN'T SCARED FOR

HIMSELF BUT IT WAS LIKE --

>> Jon: SURE, SHE HAD A

JETSKI!

>> EXACTLY.

YEAH.

OH, NICE ONE, YOU GET THE

JETSKI!

SO HE HAD TO TURN AROUND BECAUSE

THE WAVE WAS COMING AND HE LEFT.

(LAUGHTER)

AND I'M LIKE ALL RIGHT, HERE

COMES THE NEXT ONE.

AND IT TOOK ME DOWN AGAIN.

AND THEN I CAME UP AGAIN AND

THEN ONE OF THE SURRERS WHO WAS

MAYBE OVER 30 YARDS AWAY, IT WAS

ALL BLURRY NOW AND I THINK HE'S

SAYING "CALM DOWN, YOU'LL BE ALL

RIGHT."

AND I'M THINKING "I'M NOT ALL

RIGHT."

SO NOW I'M AT THE ROCKS AND THE

NEXT WAVE CAME AND TOOK ME DOWN

AGAIN.

AND FINALLY I CAME UP AND GRANT

CAME IN AND HE GRABBED ME IN.

>> Jon: I THOUGHT YOU WERE

GOING TO SAY "AND THEN A GIANT

BOOT CAME DOWN AND STEPPED ON

ME."

(LAUGHTER)

AT THAT POINT DID THEY SAY LIKE

"HEY, WHERE'S GERARD'S STUNT

DOUBLE?"

LIKE, DID THEY GET SOMEBODY?

(LAUGHTER)

>> YEAH.

THE INSURANCE COMPANY STEPPED IN

AND DID THAT.

"GERARD, STAY ON THE SHORE."

>> Jon: UNBELIEVABLE.

WELL, IT DIDN'T HURT THE MONEY

MAKER, YOU'RE STILL ROCKING THE

-- GOOD STUFF, BABY.

(APPLAUSE)

YOU'VE GOT TO SEE SOME OF THIS

STUFF.

THE WAVE FOOTAGE IS RIDICULOUS.

"CHASING MAVERICKS" IS IN THE

THEATERS ON FRIDAY.

GERARD BUTLER.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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