With The Dark Knight Rises being his third time playing Batman, you’d think that Christian Bale would be pretty used to having to suit up in the iconic, but inherently silly, costume. But, according to a new interview, he still needed to find ways to get past the silliness.
Christian tells Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood, “I just know it’s silly old me inside of it, but what you have to do in order to stop feeling that way, in order to stop feeling like someone just walking around in a bizarre Halloween costume, is you have to really think about it, you know? You look and say ‘What would drive somebody to dress in this fashion?’ There’s issues. Because he’s serious, he’s not making a joke here. And so you must become a monster, you know, so you feel like an animal when you’re inside of that suit.”
In the interview, which Jeanne gave HollywoodLife.com exclusive video of, the 38-year-old actor also previews a bit of Batman’s relationship with Catwoman in the new film, released July 20. “What it does is she rejuvenates Bruce Wayne,” he says. “When we begin the movie, you see that Bruce Wayne is just a shell of the man that he used to be, that Batman has disappeared. And Anne [Hathaway's] character, Selina Kyle, arrives and just starts giving him that spark of life again. She makes him laugh. She’s stealing from him, but he finds it hilarious. He just loves how brazen she is.”
Watch the video below for Christian’s complete interview and some scoop from Anne as well!
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