While Gerard Butler is now an experienced leading man that has appeared in numerous Hollywood blockbusters, when we visited the set of Den Of Thieves, it was immediately clear that the character of Big Nick Flanagan was one that resonated with the Scottish actor much more vibrantly than others. Luckily for Gerard Butler and Den Of Thieves' co-writer and director Christian Gudegast they had Jay Dobyns, a former L.A.P.D. police officer, onboard as a consultant for the film. Butler explained to us how important Dobyns was to his process of getting into character, which then led to the hilarious revelation that Butler was once embroiled in such an intense discussion with Gudegast about Big Nick that he ate raw chicken. When discussing his process, Butler originally remarked,
Rather than eating raw chicken every morning to get into the character of Big Nick, Gerard Butler explained that having a goatee and wearing certain clothes was all he needed to turn him into the necessary "animal." Butler continued,
You can get a sense of Gerard Butler as Big Nick in Den Of Thieves by watching its trailer below.
Den Of Thieves will be released on January 19. Get popcorn when you go, and pass on the raw chicken.
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