KLG & Hoda: Gerard Butler Olympus Has Fallen Review & Singing Lessons

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Kathie Lee & Hoda: Gerard Butler Olympus Has Fallen Review

Gerard Butler plays Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the new movie Olympus Has Fallen. Banning is an agent who has been moved to the Treasury Department after accidentally killing the First Lady in a car crash. When the White House is taken over by South Korean terrorists, it is up to Banning to save the President and stop the South Korean threat.

Kathie Lee said she loved the movie. She was still jittery from watching a preview of the movie before the segment aired. Butler said the movie has been getting positive reviews, even from politicians in Washington, D.C. who saw the film. They said they liked how provocative the movie is and how it showed how a real life threat might play out, without all the drama of course.

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KLG & Hoda: Gerard Butler Olympus Has Fallen Review & Singing Lessons

Kathie Lee, Hoda and Gerard Butler talked about his role in Olympus Has Fallen, and he talked about having one singing lesson before Phantom of the Opera. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

Butler said he likes the movie because it makes people feel patriotic and it shows people that no matter what happens on American soil, we will always make it through the storm some way. He also said he liked starring in the movie because he gets to be a Scotsman playing an American hero, something he assured everyone he is not in real life.

Gerard Butler: No Singing Lessons Before Phantom Of the Opera

Have you heard Gerard Butler sing in the movie Phantom of the Opera? If you have, you might be surprised to know that before he was in the movie, Butler had only taken one singing lesson and that was only because he wanted to audition for the role but had only sung by himself while he was in the shower. He was nervous signing for Andrew Lloyd Webber, the producer of the film, but Webber said he had the raw talent to be a singer.

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Kathie Lee & Hoda: Gerard Butler Says Hi To Kathie Lee’s Mom

Before Kathie Lee and Hoda sent Butler on his way, Kathie Lee said she knew an 83-year-old woman who saw Phantom of the Opera more than 20 times, and she was hoping Butler could tell her mother hello. Butler obliged the request, looked into the camera and told Kathie Lee’s mother they should set up a time to watch the film together.

You can see more of Gerard Butler in Olympus Has Fallen when it hits theaters March 22 2013.

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