At this year’s Toronto Film Festival, I was able to speak with Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan about director Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher. The movie is based on the real-life story of Sam Childers (played by Butler), a former drug-dealer who turned his life around and now dedicates it to saving kidnapped and orphaned children in Sudan. Monaghan plays his wife Lynn. It’s a hell of a story and one that I’m glad got told. You can watch some clips here.
During the interview, they talked about how they got involved in the project, what was it like to work for Marc Forster, and we had some fun talking about karaoke and video games. Butler revealed he has a thing for Galaga. Hit the jump to watch.
Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan
- What’s their karaoke songs
- What’s the last video game they played. Butler explains that he has a arcade machine in his home
- How did they get involved in the project and the challenges of playing real people
- What was it like to work with director Marc Forster