Gerard Butler is annoyed. He’s annoyed by the constant speculation about who he’s dating, who he’s sleeping with, and who he’s just occasionally feeling up. Sidenote: If he really felt that strongly about it, why pose for arm-in-arm pictures with Jennifer Aniston, hm? This all comes from an interview Gerard gave to People, I suspect to promote The Ugly Truth. But he just ended up answering questions about Jennifer Aniston and the film the two of them are currently working on. Gerard calls Jennifer a “classy lady”. Of course, he also calls her “easy”, but I’m sure he meant “easy-going”. Bless his heart, the man loves his hyperbole – earlier this week he called Katherine Heigl “the sexiest, smartest, sassiest, funniest actress out there.”
The Bounty Hunter costars Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler are making headlines with speculation over their off-screen romance – but a usually humorous Butler sets the record straight on one thing he doesn’t find funny.
“That is just annoying. People say I’m always dating so and so, and sometimes it’s three people in one day,” says the actor, 39.
“I’m trying to make movies, work hard and do my best. Then this kind of thing happens and people start to associate me more with that. It gets ridiculous.”
Aside from those pesky rumors, Butler – who also stars with Katherine Heigl in The Ugly Truth, opening July 24 – has nothing to complain about when it comes to his current gig.
“She is one classy lady,” he says of Aniston. “Everyday I go to work with her I’m always surprised about how cool, easy and down to earth and real she is.”
He adds, “I’m in New York right now filming and I’m in heaven. I can’t always say that about movies, but to be filming this romantic comedy with Jennifer and a story that made my side split when I read it – I’m lucky. I’m happy as a pig in s—, as they say.”
As far as Aniston’s current love life goes – a source close to the actress, 40, says she’s still happily talking to Bradley Cooper. But when it comes to working with Butler, “They get along really well, but Jen only likes him as a friend,” says a source. “She can’t see herself dating him.”
Aniston can’t see herself dating Gerard? What the…? I don’t get the spastic coverage of Jennifer’s love life lately, I really don’t. I get that many tabloids are just making stuff up, especially about the uncool Bermuda Triangle, but I’d appreciate a little consistency in the quotes from unnamed sources. Is the current tabloid version that Jennifer is just going to sit around and let men chase her? That might explain this unnamed source’s comment about how Aniston just sees Gerard as a friend. Or, Gerard shot Jennifer down and now she’s backtracking in the press? I have no idea. Part of me really believes that Gerard and Jennifer are hittin’ it, while another part of me thinks that Gerard maybe gets a bad rap as a womanizer, that perhaps he’s too professional to sleep with a costar. Of course, there’s another possibility: Gerard Butler is holding out for me! That must be it.
Here’s Jennifer and Gerard on the set of “Bounty Hunter” in Atlantic City on July 7th. Photo credit: VILA/ANDERSON/bauergriffinonline.com