Actor Christian Bale, known and admired for his role as Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy, has won many hearts in his illustrious career in Hollywood, having acted in over 50 movies to date. Hollywood’s treasured actor is the recent face of GQ Magazine’s November 2022 edition.
In his interview with the magazine, he candidly speaks about everything from trying to quit Hollywood to his love for his role as Batman.
Christian Bale Talks About His Love For Batman
When asked if he was ever worried about being stuck as Batman forever, Christian Bale humbly replied that he, in fact, was. However, he goes on to say that he loved his role as The Dark Knight. He said he acknowledged the fact that he might never get to be something other than Batman for many people and that he was okay with it.
“I loved that because I was like, ‘This could be it. I could never be anything but that.’ And for a lot of people, I won’t.”
He recalls people telling him that if he plays Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, he could never be known as anything else, they also advised him the same for playing Batman. However, instead of backing out from the movie he had a “bring it on” attitude because he felt that if he didn’t have the skills to rise above it, then he didn’t deserve to either. He says he is proud of the fact that Batman will be his most cherished work.
Christian Bale has been immensely loved as Batman by fans of the franchise. He is said to have perfectly embodied the character of Bruce Wayne.
Christian Bale’s Experience in Hollywood
Christian Bale has gained significant recognition for the work he has done in his career, including two golden globe awards. While talking about what his experience in Hollywood has been like so far, he says that, unlike actors that are obsessed with the world of cinema, he considers himself to be “a bit illiterate” in the subject.
“I disappoint everybody with how little I know about film. I don’t think it matters. I don’t think you have to for what I do.”
He says that even though there are a great number of useful jobs in the world that help people, he enjoys the ridiculousness of acting and the insanity of the job. Especially the fact that it is something he “can just go too far with.”
Christian Bale states that he is “totally grateful” and “surprised” that he gets to keep working as an actor and that he works hard to maintain his gratitude. He goes on to say how he would like to work with people who do what they are doing for themselves, before trying to please anyone else.