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Chasing Mavericks

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In Theaters: October 26, 2012

PG | Drama | 1h 56m

Jonny Weston & Gerard Butler (Chasing Mavericks)

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Jonny Weston and Gerard Butler Interview

Gerard Butler is never one to shy away from a physically demanding role, but he almost lost his life shooting his latest drama, Chasing Mavericks. Based on a real-life story, Chasing Mavericks focuses on surfing legend Jay Moriarity. When he discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (Butler) to train him to survive it. Newcomer Jonny Weston tackles the equally demanding role of Jay Moriarity.

Tribute.ca spoke with Jonny and Gerard in Los Angeles about near-death experiences, facing one's fears and having a trusted mentor.

Interview by Bonnie Laufer Krebs for Tribute Entertainment Media Group

Uploaded: May 31, 2013