Christian Bale covers the June/July GQ Australia looking fierce and tough. In an interview with the mag, Bale admits he dated Drew Barrymore back in the day and he also talks about his awful big mouth angry moment that went viral. Highlights from the interview below.
ON HIS DATE WITH DREW BARRYMORE BACK IN THEIR TEEN YEARS:
“We went to see some bloody awful horror film, and that was the end of it. She never called again.”
ON HANGING UP THE BAT-SUIT:
“I have been deeply honoured to inhabit this character. It was a massive undertaking. Physically, emotionally, every way. But suddenly we were in the final throes. I sat down and asked for a little space. I stared at the cowl for a good long moment and thought, ‘Man, this one really took on a life of its own.”
ON HIS ANGRY MOMENT THAT WENT VIRAL:
“You know, it is what it is… We make mistakes – and I’ve made plenty – and I understand the impression I give off. I get it. I’m also not one of these people who has no regrets. Of course I have regrets. Hindsight is 20/20 vision. But you have to move forward,” he said. “And I really can’t worry about what other people think of me. The people around me who know who I am – my friends, my loved ones. That’s what means the most, you know?”
ON HIS PRETEEN DAUGHTER:
“Think about how strange and unfortunate it would be for my daughter if I couldn’t just be a dad. You shouldn’t make your children suffer because of choices you make,” he said. “I get no greater joy than when I’m looking at my daughter and her friends when they’re laughing their a**es off. Movies are great, but when I look back, it’s the time with my family I’m going to remember. That’s the source of character.”
No matter how angry this guy gets, I still love him. He is one of the best actors of our day.
Check out the rest of the interview on GQ Australia.