A Bad Attitude Can't Stop Terminator Salvation
Posted 05.19.09 by BrentJS
Christian Bale has had enough. In addition to the negative press that Terminator Salvation seems to have generated due to the unfortunate professional name chosen by director Joseph "McG" McGinty Nichol, the spotlight of criticism has been aimed at the film's star and his off-screen behavior on several occasions.
Bale has made the news several times in the past year following volatile public statements and domestic disturbances. And, his Terminator Salvation set rant, rife with f-bombs, was such a popular download that the secretly released audio, set to thumping club music, has received over 3 million views on YouTube.com.
Bale, initially unapologetic, eventually went on live radio to ask forgiveness for his behavior. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bale explained:
I was being told how it had gone like wildfire, and I was worried that it could completely overwhelm the movie itself. There's so much hard work that's gone into this. We had 77 days of smooth running and four minutes of me just going way too far -- and that shouldn't characterize the making of the movie. My concern was that people would unfairly judge the movie based on my bad behavior.
When asked if he was worried about what people would think of him, Bale said:
I don't feel like I have to explain, ''Well, I'm not really like this. I'm a wonderful guy and I have a lovely smile and how can you not like me?''
Bale also deflected questions about McG and some of the criticisms aimed at him in a characteristic manner:
Look, all of the stuff with my behavior and what people f---ing think of McG, none of that should matter a damn to anyone. They just want a damn good movie.