He who dares to cross Christian Bale is a brave, brave man. Not content with verbally abusing film crew who get into his line of vision (although if you’re reading this Christian, we totally think you were justified, honest), the actor has now got himself all worked up over some comments made by a film critic who dismissed his boxer-turned-drug-addict role in The Fighter as another of his ‘trademark weight loss’ roles.
Mouthing off to the first people that would listen (in this case, the Australian version of Empire), Bale said: “I find it laughable that it’s considered to be some f***ing gimmick – it’s so patronising.
“For God’s sake, do people not understand what a pain it is to do?”
And don’t you think for a second that the actor finds it easy to lose obscene amounts of weight for films. Oh no…
He went on to say: ‘It’s not easy, it’s not fun – it’s horrible. I would never pick to do that, but it’s a part that I like and he’s a welterweight and he’s a crackhead. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a welterweight with any fat on him – or a crackhead. So it’s just what you end up having to do.”
Delivering the ultimate pièce de résistance, he added: “I’d just like to p*** on that guy’s shoes.”
Let’s hope those shoes are waterproof…