Forget all the rage and pent up anger Christian Bale seems to publicly display. For one hot second, search deep down in your heart for a little bit of love and positivity. We’ve all got a soft spot…yes, even Christian Bale does.
When the beloved and talented Heath Ledger passed away, Christian Bale turned off the television in fear that any gossip or negative speculations would ruin his positive memories of his pal. And, very understandable.
Bale tells Esquire magazine, “I paid no attention to it. I knew him, I knew the family and why the hell would I sit there listening to idiots who don’t know anything at all? I literally didn’t read anything, didn’t watch anything (after he died). If I happened to be watching anything that came on, I switched over straight away. It’s incredible the way the voyeuristic outlook is accepted as news.”
While Bale still mourns Ledger’s death, he takes a piece of Ledger on each set he works on. “Many times I’ll work with actors and I can tell they’re thinking, ‘What are you doing? Why are you going that far with it?’ or ‘You’re nuts!’ With Heath, I could feel him going, ‘I love it!’ It felt like we were really pushing each other on, to the limits of where you can go with it. He was a good guy. There’s not a lot of actors who I stay in touch with. But Heath was one of them.”
Awwww, see? Bale does have a heart.