Out promoting his new film, RocknRolla, Gerard Butler talks about the time he had a love scene with Thandie Newton and despite having a “bad throat infection,” he did it anyway. What a warrior.

“I’d had a bad throat infection, and it wouldn’t have been fair on Thandie for me to kiss her. So Guy went, ‘Right, we’ll do it like this — get in there and undo her zip!’” Butler told the October issue of Britain’s Marie Claire. “That was the day I realized how professional Thandie is.”

You get to wriggle around in bed with a hot actress. Who cares if it’s fake and you have a cold. If it was me and I was all mucusy, I’d do it too. “Sorry baby, I didn’t mean to blow snot all over your body,” I would say as my penis poked her in the stomach.

Gerard also talks about Madonna and her bullshit cold remedies.

“One night during filming, Madonna turns up and goes, ‘Are you the sick one?’” he recalled. “’You wanna get better?… Do everything I say,’ (Madonna said). At this point I’m giggling like a little kid and she’s like, ‘Do you wanna do this or not?’ So I’m like, ‘Yeah, I do — but you’re Madonna!’”

“It didn’t do a f—ing thing,” he laughed.

Well I’ll be damned. Madonna’s new age remedies did nothing. I’m sure it involved placing a blessed rock on Gerard’s chest and then raping him. Hmm. I’m no doctor, but I have a strong suspicion that putting a rape choke on someone isn’t going to help their throat infection.