Christian Bale reveals the film he regrets making the most
As with many of the Hollywood elite, Christian Bale has starred in some trashy films. The actor, who is most notable for portraying Batman in the now infamous Christopher Nolan series, has starred in his fair share of incredible movies, but he has also starred in a few poor ones along the way.
However, while many actors would simply shrug off their less popular movies - seeing them as just a paycheque, Bale has revealed that he actively regrets starring in one movie. Talking to MTV about his newest movie 'Hostiles' Bale claimed that he turned down the role of John Connor in Terminator Salvation before finally agreeing to star in the movie out of spite.
“I said no three times,“ he told MTV in a recent interview. ”I thought that the franchise…I went ‘Nah, there’s no story there."
The actor goes on to say that despite deciding that he didn't want to be in the movie, the fact that other people told him that he shouldn't be in it fuelled him on to take the part.
“There’s a perverse side to me, where people were telling me that, there’s no way on God’s Earth that I should take that role, and I was thinking the same thing.
"But when people started verbalizing that to me, I started to go, ‘Oh really? All right, well watch this then.’ So there was a little bit of that involved in the choice.”
According to the actor, the film suffered from "an unfortunate series of events," which included the 2007-8 writers strike.
“It’s a great thorn in my side, because I wish we could have reinvigorated [the franchise.] And unfortunately, during production, you could tell that wasn’t happening. It’s a great shame.”
The Terminator film became infamous after footage of Bale verbally abusing cinematographer Shane Hurlbut was leaked online. Bale opened up about the incident during the interview, saying it was a "great learning lesson."
“That was a very unusual occasion. Great learning lesson for me. No matter how much you lose yourself in a scene, you do not allow yourself to behave that way. And yeah, of course, I’ve got enormous regrets about it.”
The actor also went on to reveal that, despite the commercial success of the movie, he felt let down by his portrayal of Batman.
“I didn’t quite manage what I hoped I would throughout the trilogy. Chris [Nolan] did, but my own sense of self is like, ‘I didn’t quite nail it.’”
The films saw Bale link up with the late Heath Ledger, who played the joker, someone who the actor holds in high regard, saying:
"Heath turned up, and just kind of completely ruined all my plans. Because I went, 'He’s so much more interesting than me and what I’m doing.’"
Bale is currently starring in Hostiles, which is out in cinemas now. While he may regret starring in Terminator, Bale more than likely made millions of dollars from the film, so I'm sure he'll get over it.