Talking to Female First, Gerard Butler said, "It made me very dependent on my mother, in a good way as I do have an amazing mother." The actor added, "I always had this terror of losing her. I used to have nightmares about it all the time. I was often on a beach, kneeling on some board and the board wouldn't move, and my mother would be calling me, and I couldn't get to her."
The Olympus Has fallen actor, who is now waiting for the release of his upcoming movie How to Train Your Dragon 2, admits that he became an attention seeker because of his troubled childhood and he always wanted his mother to say she loved him more than his two older siblings.