I was discussing the recently released Christian Bale recording -- from the set of Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins -- with a buddy and we both came to the assumption that there was a small chance that Bale was so in character, that what we heard was partially John Connor doing the screaming. Sounds crazy, I know, but Bale is that type of actor. He disappears into his characters.
Will you upset Bale if you walk around his set during a take? Without a doubt. Will John Connor come close to screaming your head off for blowing a 'key' scene? Hell yeah.
Christian Bale Speaks Out on Taped Rant
BBC posted some quotes from Christian Bale's phone call to KROQ. While on with the radio show the actor apologizes and admits that he was wrong. He reconciled with the guy he was yelling at immediately and thinks that being in character pushed his anger.
Bale: "The thing that disturbs me so much is that I've heard a lot of people saying that I seem to think that I'm better than anybody else. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a very lucky and that is why I put so much into what I do, and why I care so much about it and why sometimes my enthusiasm just goes awry."
Bale insisted the scene that was interrupted was key to the story and he was "trying to convey" the madness his character had inherited from his mother, Sarah Connor, from 1991's hit movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
He said: "I completely mixed up fact and fiction, I'm half John Connor, I'm half Christian there."
So there you have it. I for one doubt that the actor's outburst of anger hurt his popularity with the majority of moviegoers. The guy is good at what he does, plain and simple. Besides, being a Hollywood 'badboy' doesn't seem to have the sort of negative connotation one might think.