“I thought they’d lost their minds”: Christian Bale Ridiculed Studio After Being Asked To Star in a Rom-Com, Claimed Psychopaths are Way Funnier

Christian Bale is just not into rom-coms!

“I thought they’d lost their minds”: Christian Bale Ridiculed Studio After Being Asked To Star in a Rom-Com, Claimed Psychopaths are Way Funnier

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  • The Dark Knight actor was offered a rom-com by a famous studio, he laughed it off.
  • Christian Bale would rather watch American Psycho to have a good laugh, than romantic comedies.
  • The Prestige star actually went a little psycho while preparing for his character in American Psycho.
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Christian Bale has mastered the skill of embodying any character, as he has done with several of his on-screen performances in a range of genres, from action and thriller to comedy. However, when it comes to taking the lead in romantic comedies, the Oscar-winning actor does not seem too interested. The Amsterdam star opened up about his discomfort with the genre during an interview with The Guardian, as he ridiculed a studio for offering him a romantic comedy.

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Christian Bale Believes He’s Not a Cut Out For Rom-Coms

During an interview with The Guardian, Christian Bale was asked why he has distanced himself from the beloved genre of romantic comedies. As he shared the reason, the actor suggested that he does not enjoy rom-coms. “Have you ever enjoyed a romantic comedy?” he asked.

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Oscar winner Christian Bale

Further into the interview, he said that he was offered a rom-com, but he rejected the offer, believing that the studio must have lost its mind to offer him that movie. “I thought they’d lost their minds,” he said before adding, “I don’t know why anyone would ever offer me a romantic comedy. I find American Psycho very funny.”

Over his decades-long career, Christian Bale has showcased his remarkable acting skills in a number of versatile roles, whether it’s the DC superhero Batman or the former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. However, he has not ventured into the romantic comedy genre as extensively as others, and it seems unlikely that he would accept such an offer in the future.

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Christian Bale Went Psycho to Make His 2000 Film

One of the most iconic characters of Christian Bale’s career includes the role of Patrick Bateman in the 2000 psychological thriller American Psycho. The actor has shared that at a time, he “went a little bit psycho” to make the movie.

Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in a still from American Psycho
Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in a still from American Psycho

During an interview with GQ, Bale shared that the director, Mary Harron, wanted him as the lead, and he also wanted to work with her, as they “realized we had the same very sick sense of humor.” The actor shared that they were unable to land the finances for the movie, as many did not want him to star in the movie.

“But I went a little bit of psycho myself in that and said, ‘No, I’m still making this film,'” he recalled. He shared that the movie went through several actors and filmmakers, but he was confident that it would eventually come back to him and Harron. He was right in believing so, as he ultimately starred in Mary Harron’s American Psycho.

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American Psycho is available on Peacock TV.

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.