By now, many of you have probably seen the infamous meme of Christian Bale posing with current President Donald Trump. It shows the two and says “Christian Bale posing with American Psycho”. Up until this point, Bale hadn’t really talked about the experience, but in a recent interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the actor went into great detail about it.
“There’s quite a funny photograph that’s online. It was whilst we were filming, I believe it was The Dark Knight Rises, we used Trump Tower and we changed the lettering on the outside, it said ‘Wayne Tower,'” Bale said.
“Mr. Trump arrived and, I’ll never forget the way he said it. He said to me, ‘You probably want a photograph with me so let’s get that done.’ And I turned and there was a photographer ready and I was decked out in full Bruce Wayne, you know, slicked back hair, red tie, a little bit of a Don [Trump] Jr. look, and we took the picture. And someone showed me it recently and it said, ‘American Psycho with Christian Bale.'”
He then talked about how Trump was the hero of American Psycho main character, Patrick Bateman:
“Well, Trump’s his hero. I don’t know if I made that up or if it’s in the book, I think it’s probably in the book. But I could very much see him reading [Trump’s] The Art of the Deal.”
It’s definitely an interesting story, and also wouldn’t he surprising if Trump was in fact Bateman’s hero. While on the subject of The Dark Knight Rises, Bale surprisingly revealed that he hasn’t yet seen the movie – for a very sad reason:
“Very sadly, I have not been able to watch that film since because of the whole tragedy of Aurora. I have not been able to sit down and see it without thinking of that. I’d love to be able to, one day.”
Christian Bale’s Hostiles is currently in theaters now.
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