Foxx and Butler converse like old friends, but if there was any doubt that these two are THE top professionals in Hollywood, Foxx makes astute observations about why the film is effective and Butler's personal appeal to audiences. "Your persona and your character are coming together. You're able to be vulnerable and at the same time, when you start to kick ass, we route for you." Butler returns Foxx's praise by commenting on his discipline and respect for the filmmaking process despite a hectic schedule.
Did we mention the nude scene? "Put the cupcakes down" was Butler's mantra as he prepared to reclaim his '300' physique for on-screen nudity. Despite his love of sweets, Butler had the support and gentle prodding of his co-star with one caveat "When you get nude, I'm at the concession stand. Right after that, I'm back in my seat."
In the words of Jamie Foxx: "let's get it poppin' with the sexy Scorpio himself (Gerard Butler)."