Date: 12th June 2002
Richard Gere, has always been a bit sullen and moody in his dealings with the press, but a recent press conference in London bordered on the bizarre. In town to help promote his film Unfaithful (2002), Gere spent most of the time doodling on a sketchpad, hardly bothering to look up, except when he was asked about being a Buddhist. 'To read your own mind is to look at your self and read your soul. Hatred becomes love and that is the path I am working on,' said Gere, somewhat irrelevantly. Perhaps he was talking about trying to transform his hatred of the press in to love? Whatever it was, he left most of the talking to his co-stars, Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez. One of his doodles, which he left behind, did offer some insight into the man: it bore an uncanny resemblance to Edvard Munch's famous painting, The Scream.
Source: Press Release