The ‘Gods of Egypt’ actor Gerard Butler confessed to injuring three people, unintentionally, in one day while filming his new action film CopShop.
Butler said that he was performing his action scenes which went horribly wrong for his surrounding cast and stuntmen. He claimed that the chances of harming a coworker were extremely rare and the majority of the casualties on the day were due to bad luck.
While describing the incidents, Butler told Metro, “I was fighting one stunt guy and he smacked his head on the lockers and his head split open, just because of where it was.”
Another stuntman split his head open in the second incident, this time moving to avoid Butler’s attack and hitting his head against a pillar.
Finally, with a stun gun, the star unintentionally shot his co-star Ryan O’Nan in the stomach.
“Ryan, for another role, has quite a big belly. He had to put on quite a lot of weight for that,” the actor explained. “So the pad – because these things have spikes in them – came up and his belly was sticking out and I shot him.”
‘Green Land’ actor commented about his terribly bad day on set: “I started to think about retiring.”
Butler filed a lawsuit against production companies Nu Image and Millennium Films in August, alleging that he was owed approximately £7.2 million ($10 million) in revenues from the 2013 action picture Olympus Has Fallen.
The film’s producers allegedly “earned tens of millions of dollars from Olympus, but failed to pay Butler a penny of the profits promised to him in the parties’ agreement,” according to the filing, which can be read in full via Deadline.
The filing further added that “Producers embarked on a scheme designed to grossly misrepresent the finances of the Film to Butler so that Butler would believe that no such payments were due.”