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Gerard Butler accidentally rubbed acid on his face on set
January 15, 2023
Hollywood star Gerard Butler recently revealed that he accidentally rubbed a handful of acid on his face while filming the upcoming movie “Plane.” The actor said he didn’t realize what had happened until his face and throat began to burn painfully, causing an uproar on set.
The film crew realized it was phosphoric acid, which then caused confusion about the best way to remove the liquid. Butler also shared that the burning sensation lasted for several hours and joked that it was great for the film’s sequence though.
In “Plane,” which premiered Jan. 13, Butler plays a pilot forced to make an emergency landing in hostile territory. He is then forced to work with an accused murderer who is being transported on the plane to rescue the kidnapped passengers.
Read on to learn more.
Gerard Butler talks about the scary acid incident
On “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Butler shared the story of an accident that happened while filming his movie “Plane.” In the film, Butler plays a tough pilot who works on the plane’s landing gear in one scene. The accident happened while filming the scene.
He said per Insider, “I put my hands between the two wheels and pretend I know what I’m doing. Every time I take my hand out, it’s covered in blood and green liquid, right? And I’m like, “I don’t know what that green liquid is.” The actor then said that when he wiped the sweat from his face, the liquid transferred to his skin.
Butler also noted, “All of a sudden it’s in my throat. It’s in my mouth. It’s in my nose. It’s in my eyes. My face burns, I mean it burns. To make matters worse, Butler said the day of the accident was their hottest day in Puerto Rico, adding to the burning acid sensation.
The crew realized it was phosphoric acid
Butler shared that the film crew quickly realized the green liquid was actually phosphoric acid, which then caused confusion about the best way to remove the acid and stop the burning sensation on Butler’s body. Some of the crew suggested he wash his face immediately, while others objected, saying it would make the sensation worse.
According to the CDC’s official website, a person exposed to phosphoric acid should immediately wash the affected area and seek professional medical attention. Pilots conferring on the set of “Airplane” reportedly yelled “No!” To the idea of washing Butler’s body with water to treat acid burns.
Gerard Butler joked that the incident was great for the film series
During the interview, Butler also joked that the feeling of acid on his face ended up lasting several hours. However, he joked that the accident ended up being good for the film’s sequence. The ‘London Has Fallen’ actor said: ‘Anything for the job!’ causing Meyers and the audience to laugh.
Meyers also joked that with the intense COVID-19 protocols on film sets, “there were probably 10 people there making sure no one gave each other COVID, and no one was holding back from putting acid on their face.” . Butler also laughed heartily at the presenter’s joke.
“Plane” premieres on January 13
In “Plane,” Butler plays tough pilot Brodie Torrance, who is forced to land an emergency plane in hostile territory. The film opened in theaters on January 13 and also stars Tony Goldwyn, Mike Colter and Yoson Ann. Directed by Jean-François Richet.
According to the film’s synopsis, “Torrance saves his plane’s passengers from lightning by making a risky landing on a war-torn island – only to discover that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When dangerous rebels take most of the passengers hostage, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare, an accused murderer brought in by the FBI.