Christian Bale loves to bitch and yell. Christian Bale yells at his mom. Christian Bale yells and bitches at the DP of the movie he’s shooting. Christian Bale yells and bitches at everyone and everything. If at the end of the day, Christian doesn’t have wind burns on his tonsils from yelling and bitching so much, then he didn’t have a good day. So a Christian Bale interview wouldn’t be complete without him bitching out a trick. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Christian Bale bitches about George Clooney bitching about the paparazzi.
During the interview to promote that whitewashed Exodus movie (“You spelled ‘racially correct” wrong.” – Rupert Murdoch), Christian says that when you’re a celebrity, a lot of people, mostly paparazzi, try to get a reaction out of you by saying fucked up shit to you and your loved ones. Christian brought up an example. Christian says his wife was verbally attacked by a dude in Italy every time she left their hotel. Christian says he fell for the pap’s tricks.
“I was in Italy for a while, home of the paparazzi, right? I was in Italy with my wife. I would go to work; she would leave the hotel. There would be a man who stood outside of the hotel, and he would say the most obscene things imaginable to my wife. Now, that happened a number of times. I know what he’s after; he has a strategy there. Am I able to say I’m not gonna give him that satisfaction of angry Christian Bale coming after this man? But equally, he’s killing my humanity and my dignity as a husband if I do not, and he knows this. So you’ve got a choice.
Because that’s the most vulnerable thing, isn’t it? I don’t really give a shit what he says about me. So what happens? One day I walk out and I see him. I go after him, and he gets all these shots of me coming after him. Bingo, he’s hit gold. He gets exactly what he wants, smiles and walks off. I feel like an ass ’cause I’ve given him what he wanted. But in my mind, I had no other choice. How could I sit back and accept somebody talking that way to my wife? I couldn’t. I just couldn’t do it.”
Andrew Goldman of the WSJ brought up the crazy paparazzi scene that hit Venice when the low-key and OMG-SO-PRIVATE George Clooney married the low-key and oh-so-private Amal Alamuddin in a low-key and beyond private wedding. Andrew said that George has slapped at the paparazzi for not respecting his privacy and Christian Bale yawned over that.
“I know, but it’s boring, isn’t it? You know what I mean? It doesn’t matter that he talks about it. It’s like, come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives and stop whining about it. I prefer not to whine about it.”
So to recap: Christian Bale whined about the paparazzi killing his humanity and dignity and then he whined about George Clooney whining about the paparazzi. Okay. George Clooney loves a good tussle, so I’m sure he’ll whine about Christian Bale whining about him whining about the paparazzi. I hope all that whining leads to them wrestling naked in a pool full of wine. It’s the only way to settle this whine fest.