I know, I should really change that to “Christian Bale Gave Teresa Palmer The Most Flattering Of Compliments By Mistaking Her For A Stripper“, but I’m afraid that’s too long. So, in case you don’t know who Teresa Palmer is, she’s an Australian actress one-time Russell Brand humper. And according to Christian Bale, she’s also really good at playing a convincing stripper. While promoting his new movie Knight of Cups (in which Teresa plays a stripper named Karen), Batman admitted to the Evening Standard (via E!) that he had no idea that the woman popping her pussy on stage was actually an actress with 27 credits on her IMDB page.
“We were filming in a strip club, and Teresa Palmer’s there in her little silver hotpants and I’m asking her how long she’d been dancing for? Does she enjoy it? What got her into it? I had no idea that she was an actress until about a week after working with her. Suddenly I saw a billboard with her face on it and I went ‘What?'”
However, it’s not entirely Christian Bale’s fault that he didn’t know who Teresa Palmer is. Christian says that a lot of actors in Knight of Cups weren’t professional actors. And even when he did meet an actual actor, director Terrence Malick would tell him that they weren’t. Damn, who knew Terrence Malick was such a shady bitch.
But really, if I was Teresa’s agent, I would be printing out that quote and gluing it to the back of every one of her head shots and changing the Special Skills section of her resume to say: “Managed to portray a stripper so well that an Academy Award-winning thespian like Christian Bale thought she was actually a stripper.” Because honestly, that’s the only skill you need in life.