Terminator Salvation Assistant Director/Associate Producer Bruce Franklin, who can be heard trying to reason with Bale on the tape, has commented on the incident:
“If you are working in a very intense scene and someone takes you out of your groove…It was the most emotional scene in the movie,” said Franklin. “And for him to get stopped in the middle of it. He is very intensely involved in his character. He didn’t walk around like that all day long. It was just a moment and it passed.
“This was my second movie with Christian, and it has always been a good experience with him,” added Franklin, who also worked with the actor on 2000’s Shaft. “He is so dedicated to the craft. I think someone is begging to make some noise about this, but I don’t think it’s fair. The art of acting is not paint by numbers, it’s an art form. “ [E! via horror-movies.ca]
His on-set outburst occurred days before he was arrested in London for an alleged assault on his mother and sister in a London hotel room on the eve of The Dark Knight premiere. [Telegraph UK]
Okay, fine, so maybe he was dealing with some personal shit at the time (who am I kidding, I can’t be mad at those abs!). But “someone begging to make some noise”? The dude got caught on tape screaming at someone for four minutes straight. And as far as an intense scene, let’s try to keep in mind he was making a movie about giant robots, not curing f-cking cancer. Also: I think Tirade would be a good name for a drink that does the opposite of Gatorade.