Gerard Butler ditches accent to score roles


By Paul Thornton

SCOTS movie stud Gerard Butler has revealed how he “hates himself” for ditching his accent to land Hollywood roles.

The 300 star – born in Glasgow – said to prevent slips he has begun speaking only in an American accent, despite slamming other stars for doing it.

Butler, 39, said: “I hated anyone from Scotland who lost their accent in the slightest.

“When Sheena Easton made it in America and suddenly stared talking in an accent I swore and threw shoes at her on the television.

“I’m not comfortable enough do American accents only when we film so I have to keep it up all the time.

“I really hate myself for doing that.”

Butler – who stars in the Ugly Truth with screen beauty Katherine Heigl – is currently filming a new flick with Jennifer Aniston in New York.

He was recently snapped dumping the former friends star in the boot of a car during on of the scenes for The Bounty.

The pair have denied reports linking them romantically.