Here’s a video of Christian Bale talking about Batman with an 8-year-old leukemia patient named Zach. They chat for almost ten minutes, which is incredible. I can’t even make small talk with family members for that long.
“I don’t know if you can hear it in my voice, but I wasn’t born in America,” Bale said. “I was actually born in a country called England. A lot of people tell me that Seattle is a lot like England, because it’s kind of rainy.”
Bale thanked Zach for watching his films and said the boy embodied the film’s message. “The whole point of the movie is anybody can be Batman. Anybody can be as strong as that and help people and put good out into the world,” Bale said.
As Bale wrapped up the chat, he said he’d tell “the lady who plays Catwoman” (Anne Hathaway) — and, yes, even the man who played the evil Bane (Tom Hardy) — about their conversation.
“Even though he was not a good guy in the film, the man who played him is a very good guy. I’ll tell him…and the director as well,” Bale said. “He loves to hear when I speak to someone who is a big fan of the movies. It makes us all so happy.”
Bale ended the conversation by saying speaking with Zach had made his day. [THR]
Bale also tells Zach about his wife surprising him at the set dressed as Catwoman, and their cosplay sex life seems a little risque for a talk with an 8-year-old. But yes, Christian Bale is a good dude, and if you can make it through this whole video without tearing up a little I think you get a prize. What I want is to meet the five YouTube users who gave this a thumbs down on YouTube. Really, guy? You felt compelled to express your dislike of Christian Bale trying to cheer up an 8-year-old with leukemia? “Poor quality, shaky camera (why she doesn’t own tripod?). 2/10, would not watch again.”
Is it just me, or does Zach kind of look like the lead singer of Midnight Oil?