Emmy Gives Butler A Burns Treat

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA star GERARD BUTLER credits his co-star EMMY ROSSUM with getting him in the right frame of mind to play beloved Scottish poet ROBERT BURNS - by buying him volumes of the wordsmith's works.

The Scottish movie star is to play Burns in a new biopic and he admits Rossum gave him all he needed to prepare for the part.

He says, "Emmy bought me an original four bound volume of Burns' poetry and letters for my birthday during Phantom. She found them in an old book shop.

"So I have to plenty of literature to be getting on with. I'm going to spend some time back home in Scotland and become immersed in Burns country and hang out."

But Butler fears his studies into Burns' writings will ruin his own chances of becoming a poet - because his efforts are pathetic in comparison.

The romantic actor explains, "I don't possess his ability for writing poetry and romantic letters. I'm not a poet, especially when you read his poetry.

"There are so many lines used in the English language that came from Robert Burns' poetry and he's celebrated in the strangest places - there are Burns clubs in Africa and they really love him in Russia."

06/03/2005 10:38

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Burns, Burns, Burns! It burns me up to hear you say I fear I cannot be like the poet. Emmy did not give you those books for you to stress over. It was given by fait. You can do it! Just say Yes! Got Poetry? Gerry, Scotland is music and poetry, and you are a part of the land, heart and soul.
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Gerry, Gerry, Gerry, you are THE MAN for the role. It's in your homeland and you admire Burns so much. Never doubt that you can do the part. You were made for it. Can't wait to see you again and in Beowulf also. We can't get enough of you.
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i would have to say if you devote yourself to this new role like you did for Phantom, i think you will be amazing. i have to admit when i heard they were remaking Phantom i was skeptical that no one could compare to michael crawford, but you made me fall in love with the phantom all over again. you seem to be a very passionate person, and when you have passion for what you do, you can achieve anything.
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