Washington: Gerard Butler has admitted that he felt the need to give romantic comedies “a go” after making his name in action films.
The 42-year-old actor initially rose to fame after starring in action film ‘300’, and he admits his later dalliances with films including ‘The Bounty Hunter’ and ‘The Ugly Truth’ were done because he wanted to make sure he tried everything.
“You have to have a go don’t you? Nothing ventured and all that. I could have stuck with being Mr. Action Guy but I went and did a kids’ movie, ‘Nim’s Island’ and then a bunch of romantic comedies and ‘Law Abiding Citizen’, a taut thriller about a serial killer with Jamie Foxx,” a website has quoted him as saying.
“The way I was thinking was, ‘OK, I’m doing pretty well in action movies, so let me see how high I can go in drama or romantic comedy,” he added.