How Gerard Butler first learned to flirt
November 21st, 2012
03:10 PM ET

How Gerard Butler first learned to flirt

We're not surprised to hear that Gerard Butler, with his legion of admiring fans, learned how to flirt at a young age.

It all happened when the Scottish actor was "third year" in school - which would be about 14 years old, he told CNN.

“[T]here was a girl ... she was running up the stairs and I said something and I let it linger...something like 'Oh really? Well, we'll see,'" the 43-year-old said.

"And I just kept looking at her and she looked at me and there was this moment, and suddenly my heart jumped and I could tell that it did that with her, too! And I went...OK, that's flirting. And that works! And that's exciting!"

"It's just that nice moment where you give them an extra smile, especially with women," Butler continued. "That seems to be my memory of the first moment when I learned how to flirt - you know, have an effect on women like that.”

But it wasn't so easy to charm his way into Jessica Biel's good graces. The recently wed actress, 30, plays Butler's ex in the December 7 romantic comedy, "Playing for Keeps." When they first met, Butler said, he found her "lovely, but a little bit reserved."

""Then the more you get talking, and suddenly she makes a joke and you go, ‘You're funny!’ Then you get this whole other side of her," said Butler, who now counts Biel as a really good friend. "[W]ith me you get it all immediately. But with her it's like this you know you peel back layers and you just see more and more depth and humor. Fortunately we had a long time before the movie started to hang out and to rehearse and then by the time we started we had the best chemistry."

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Machine

    i would never throw a movie at this man.....he has my attention and help all the way through

    November 25, 2012 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. machine

    i'd love to make a serious memory with him.

    November 23, 2012 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. cooltv

    you sound like a bore in the sack

    November 23, 2012 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. 2

    i'll fill that blank for him...

    November 23, 2012 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kay

    No comment. But if he's ready to settle down and still couldnt find the right one..... I'm here to fill in the blank... ha3.

    November 23, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. tvbright

    i love that rough look–

    November 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. give thanks

    a person does not have to be georgous to flirt with it...i love staring at men watching their movements, watching their eyes, their faces, their arms, their hands. if he makes his way towards me and looks into my eyes and his eyes
    are controlling me i will confirm everything.

    November 22, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. roger watson

    i suspect flirting is a lot easier when a person is ridiculously good looking but i actually cant personally confirm it though....

    November 22, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rita

    Well, he could sure give that look. I just loved him in the "Phantom of the Opera" and "Dear Frankie" Oh, you just want to melt in his arms. I love me some Gerard Butler!!

    November 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. I love this guy he's so s*xy.

    makes me tingle all over.

    November 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |

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