The Dark Knight Rises' Christian Bale Talks Bruce Wayne, the Batsuit, and Boots (Exclusive Video)
Posted 07.19.12 by Mandy
The epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is in theaters this weekend, and it is sure to dominate the box office. In the ReelzChannel special The Dark Knight Rises: The Battle for Gotham, we got a chance to talk to the outstanding cast, including a conversation with Batman himself, Christian Bale.
Bale took a moment to tell us about the first time and the last time he put wore Batman's cowl. The first time, Bale tells us, "I needed twenty minutes just to be able to try and breathe and not want to quit the movie because I felt so claustrophobic.” On his last day of shooting, he took another twenty minutes. It seems that the last time he took off the suit, he needed to absorb the bittersweet fact that he would never wear it again.
The actor also discussed what he learned about himself while playing Bruce Wayne and Batman. According to Bale, he learned about stamina, discipline, and having “sweat dripping out of your boots.” He also learned that a person as extraordinary as Bruce Wayne struggles with the questions and dilemmas that plague everyone.
The Dark Knight Rises: The Battle for Gotham airs Saturday, July 21st at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT. ReelzChannel is on DirecTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, and available on your cable or satellite system.