Gerard Butler Forbade 'London Has Fallen' From Destroying Big Ben: Video Interview
London Has Fallen, the sequel to 2013's Olympus Has Fallen, is hitting theaters this Friday, March 4, and Fuse was lucky enough to hang out with its stars—Angela Bassett, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart—to chat, among other things, about...explosions!
Gerard Butler, who plays Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the movie, told us he fought to keep a few sacred English icons safe from detonation:
"I didn't wanna take out London Bridge and I didn't wanna take out Big Ben, so we ended up taking out Chelsea Bridge. ... Now, we ended up taking out Westminster Abbey, which is not much better. Because you do want something that's gonna really spark—it's just like watching the White House fall down."
Watch the video above to see what Butler's co-stars would cringe to see destroyed. "I would hate anywhere to be destroyed," said Eckhart. "I don't like it when things get destroyed."
Below, watch as the London Has Fallen cast tells us which three must-have items they'd each bring to a safe house, like the one they're trying to get Eckhart's President Benjamin Asher to in the flick. (Morgan Freeman's first answer? "A couple of joints." Turn up!)