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Gerard Butler Interview

Tribute’s Bonnie Laufer is a lucky gal. Getting to chat with Gerard Butler two weekends in a row is not a bad gig! Gerard talks about his new animated film, How to Train Your Dragon, something he’s extremely proud to be associated with. This is Butler’s first animated film and he was thrilled that he was “allowed” to use his real Scottish accent for the role.

Butler plays a Viking warrior named Stoic who has no time or patience for the fire breathing dragons who wreak havoc on his village. That is, until his son (Jay Baruchel) befriends a dragon and shows everyone that dragons are friendly if treated with the right love and care.

Laufer caught up with Butler in Los Angeles, where they discussed his allegiance to his loyal and dedicated fans, what it was like to work on an animated film and why this is one of his favorite films of his career to date.