Butler's fears over pet pug
The Scot had women lusting around the world after his performance as warrior King Leonidas hit the big screen in 2007.
Now Butler admits he's having trouble living up to his admirers' expectations as he becomes more famous - because he's fallen out of shape and feels emasculated by his little Lolita.
He muses, "I got the dog before 300 - big mistake. I love my dog but she was tiny and I didn't realise when she grew up she was still going to be tiny... Suddenly it became another kettle of fish. I'm walking around with my little pug and no matter what you do now - and it's the same with the body - it's, 'There's the guy from 300! He's not the guy we thought he was!' It's all pretence, it's all changed, and I have to stay 'The Man'."
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