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Gerard Butler Was Once Mistaken for a Terrorist at the Airport

Gerard Butler has revealed that he was once mistaken for a terrorist when he was trying to catch a flight. The incident happened back in 2001, before Gerard had really hit the big time. The actor was returning from a Lara Croft audition and was left red-faced when he had to explain why his shoes had felt at the bottom, while security at the airport freaked out around him:

“Just after the shoe bomber plot in 2001, I flew to London from Montreal to do a screen test for ‘Lara Croft’. They’d built this caged floor for the set but they couldn’t hear my dialogue properly so they put felt on my boots. Straight after the audition I went back to the airport and as I walked through they went, ‘OK Sir, show us your feet’. And then I remembered I had this roughly cut, half inch of felt stuck to the bottom of my soles.”

When security was called, Gerard tried to explain why he had the felt attached to his shoes, and he tried to explain that it was because he had an audition with Angelina Jolie, a story which seemed crazy to him:

“The guy literally went,’What the f**k is that? Security!’ The next thing I know there are 10 people around me and I’m telling what sounds like the most far-fetched story every about my audition with Angelina Jolie.”