Steve Coogan on being punched by Richard Gere on 'The Dinner' set

Steve Coogan on being punched by Richard Gere on 'The Dinner' set

Coogan and the superstar actor star together as brothers who meet up to discuss a crime committed by their teenage sons

Monday, December 11, 2017

Steve Coogan has shared details of the experience of being punched by Richard Gere. 

The actor and comedian is in 'The Dinner', where he and Gere - as brothers - meet up for a meal where they discuss how to handle a crime their teenage sons committed. 

While Coogan said the Pretty Woman mega-star made him feel "comfortable", he also said Gere got "revenge" for comments made by him in The Trip

He said: "He was very kind, made me feel at home. 

"But there was a slight kind of awkwardness because there is a scene where he's supposed to beat me up because I do something reprehensible to his son. 

"I was supposed to dummy a punch, and I didn't do it quick enough, so he punched me very hard. I got a black eye, a proper black eye. 

"Laura Linney had spoken to Richard, and she'd seen a clip from The Trip where I took the mickey out of Richard's acting.

"So he came over and joked by whispering in my ear 'that's for taking the mick out of me'."

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