Christian Bale apologizes for his T4 tirade
The bats have come home to roost for Christian Bale, who on Friday apologized for using the F-word 36 times in a 4-minute rant-a-thon directed at Terminator: Salvation director of photography Shane Hurlbut. Wait, didn't this happen back in July?
"It's been a miserable week for me," the 35-year-old actor said on the Kevin & Bean Show on KROQ in L.A (via People, since we don't live in L.A.). "I was out of order, beyond belief. I acted like a punk. I regret that ... It is inexcusable."
Someone at his agency must have told him even the geeks who slobber over Batman have been turned off by the divatastic tirade, which has spread across the Internet like a cold at a preschool. Bale said he was just oversteeped in the intensity of his scene and character, but that didn't make it better.
"I made it ugly. I took it way too far," he said. "Please, I am asking people, do not allow my onetime lapse in judgment, my incredibly embarrassing meltdown, to overshadow this movie. I ask everybody to sit down and ask themselves, 'Have they ever had a bad day and ever lost their temper and really regretted it immensely?'"
Well, okay, maybe. But is it okay to still make fun of you for it?
"I deserve it completely," he said. That's all we can ask. Well, that and that you apologize when it happens, not when people find out about it half a year later.
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