Oh, Baby, Gerard Butler Talks Playing Dad-To-Be in 'London Has Fallen'

Gerard Butler and Angela Bassett
Gerard Butler and Angela Bassett

In “Olympus Has Fallen,” Gerard Butler risked his life as U.S. Secret Service agent Mike Banning, but in the sequel”London Has Fallen,” he finds a compelling new reason for caution.

“The idea that my character is literally going to have a baby, he’s re-evaluating his whole life at the moment,” Butler tells Made in Hollywood. “It’s not about just putting his life on the line. Now he’s got to think about other people, and in the midst of that, they get thrown into this craziness.”

Another turn in the political action-packed film that Butler calls “delicious” is “just to imagine the most important man in the world on the streets of London, and those streets are closed down and they have no help,” he says. “And any help that we get, we don’t know what it means. It’s so paranoid and claustrophobic.”

The film, which hits theaters on Friday, also stars Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and Angela Bassett. — Dahvi Shira

Watch the full uncut interview with Gerard Butler and Angela Bassett below: