Gerard Butler was embarrassed that Jessica Biel is a better soccer player than he is.
In upcoming movie Playing for Keeps, the Scottish actor portrays an ex-soccer star who moves back to his hometown to reconnect with his ex-wife (Jessica) and young son.
Gerard told People magazine that in a sports battle between Jessica and him, the beauty would definitely win.
“She would come training with us,” Gerard shared. “She’s better than I am which was a little embarrassing. But she’s an incredible athlete.”
Gerard has sustained a few injuries during his career because he really gets stuck into whatever role he plays.
“I always dive into these movies, whether it’s a surf movie or a war movie,” he said. “I took a couple of bashes along the way because I was doing a lot of training, but nothing major.
“I haven’t played soccer for a long time, so it was all about freshening up my skills, which were a bit rusty.
“I did a lot of training, and I played every second I could. [After shooting] I went to play in a charity game for my home team, Glasgow Celtic. It was probably the best thing I ever did in my life. I love the sport.”© Cover Media