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‘I can’t do it anymore’: Christian Bale Reveals He ‘Isolated’ Himself From Chris Rock Because of His Jokes

Christian Bale and Chris Rock

Christian Bale has never failed to surprise the audience with his incredible acting whether it be the God Killer Gorr or The Dark Knight himself. So when an unlikely friendship between Christian Bale and Chris Rock sprouted, it was truly a tragedy to see it interfere with his upcoming role of Burt in David O. Russell’s Amsterdam. 

Christian Bale
Christian Bale is Burt in Amsterdam

The murder-mystery starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and Taylor Swift comes with multiple more acclaimed actors, all oozing with the talent of their own. Becoming suspects of a murder they happened to witness; Bale, Robbie, and John David Washington set out on a journey to reap out the secrets buried within the crime.

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Christian Bale and Chris Rock: The duo that could have been

Christian Bale has always admired Chris Rock‘s stand-up comedy and his goal of making everyone laugh. David O. Russell, being the man that he is, had already told the comedian to spare a fair share of stories for Bale to enjoy. Just as expected, the actor had a good laugh conversing with Chris Rock on the set with both of them seeing a friend in each other.

Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars
Chris Rock as the host of the 2022 Oscars

This however was not proving so good for Bale from a professional standpoint. To him, the serious outlook of Burt was far from the laughs and giggles that Christian Bale was offering in the first place. Chris Rock’s jokes were just too good for the actor to not take wherever he went. So, in a more professional setting, Bale then decided to instead isolate himself from the comedian in order to be able to complete the movie.

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Christian Bale Chose Profession Over Friendship

In a recent interview with IndieWire, the Thor: Love and Thunder star stated his entire endeavor with Chris Rock and how the decisions he made were necessary for him to get the job done.

“So I had to go to him, I went ‘mate, I love talking to you, and we have mutual friends, but I can’t do it anymore. Because David didn’t ask me to make this film so he could just watch me giggle. He wants me to be Burt, and I’m forgetting how to be Burt.’” 

David O. Russell
David O. Russell, director of Amsterdam

Christian Bale’s decision to isolate himself from Chris Rock was purely in regard to the film itself as the actor remarks about how he finds it difficult to fit in roles if he knows the people he works with a bit too well. He states that he does not believe in his acting if the people around him are much familiar.

Amsterdam will be released around the world in theatres on 7th October 2022.

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Source: IndieWire

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.