Oh how we love a good Christian Bale rant! While we’re all pretty used to Bale yelling at everyone around him, it’s a refreshing change of pace when the person he’s tearing apart…is himself. When describing his acting career in December’s issue of Esquire, Bale admits, “Well, it’s also just I’m bored s***less with myself.” Considering he’s starred in some of the biggest blockbusters in the past couple years, he’s probably one of the only people who would say that. Then again, if he wants to mix it up and star in Brokeback Mountain 2, we ain’t complaining.
Explains Christian, “Well, it’s embarrassing to be a star. Most people look at you like, ‘That’s not a f***ing job, is it?’ And then on top of that, you learn very quickly that you’re just a tool — other people are manipulating everything you do, you’re at the mercy of editors, and there’s nothing you can do. But I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there’s not much else that can really get to ya.” Hey, we’re tools who embarrass ourselves constantly too! The main difference is, we’re not getting paid millions upon millions of dollars to do it.
But it’s not all bad news; apparently Christian at least loves the inevitable backlash fame brings. Says Bale, “I do love people ripping the s**t out of me. I don’t know what that’s about, but I love it. The more crap you give me, the happier I get.” Oh, okay, great! Hmm, let’s see: your facial hair is silly, the voice you use for Batman is some middle-school-drama-club business, and we have yet to find you as hot as we did when you starred as Laurie in Little Women. Phew! That felt amazing. We hope you liked it to, Laur….we mean, Christian. [Photo: Getty Images]