Christian Bale Is Done With The Crazy Weight Gain/Loss For Movies

November 8, 2019 / Posted by:

Christian Bale is no newbie to the method acting thing where people change their whole actual looks so that they can better fill a role (and get that Oscar). He’s partly shaved his head for American Hustle, and gained and lost weight a number of times. He dropped to 120 pounds for The Machinist, and also got skinny for The Fighter. He got buff for Christopher Nolan‘s Batman Begins. He also got chunky for Vice, where he portrayed former Vice President Dick Cheney. And for his new movie, Ford v Ferrari, he needed to once again quickly lose 70 pounds. I don’t know how this man does it (FlatTummy Tea?), and honestly neither does he. During promo for Ford v Ferrari, he let us know that he ain’t doing this shit anymore.

People says that Christian Bale is done treating his body like it’s a Pokémon who can change form at will, and will no longer be drop and lose weight for movie roles. Christian plays race car driver Ken Hill in Ford v Ferrari. He had to drop 70 pounds to look like the slim racer after portraying the robust Dick Cheney, but now he’s finished. 45-year-old Christian spoke with CBS This Morning, which airs on Sunday:

“I keep saying I’m done with it. I really think I’m done with it, yeah.”

His co-star, Matt Damon, sure enjoyed Christian’s diet though. Apparently watching Christian suffer on set was enjoyable, saying to CBS:

“I had a great time watching him. He’s got an incredible monk-like discipline, like, when he had to lose… he went from Dick Cheney to this guy. So he had to lose 70 pounds.”

And Yahoo! says that Dick really did not like that 70 pound-portrayal. Christian told them he got a message from the former VP weirdly enough through his son’s school.

“Strangely enough it was through my son’s school. One of the moms was at a party that [Cheney] was at, and she said, “Oh, I’m going to be seeing Christian tomorrow, you have anything to say to him?” And he said, “Tell him he’s a dick.” I went, “Oh, at least he’s got a sense of humor.” And she said, “No, there was no humor to it whatsoever.”

He got fat for you, he ruined his eyebrows for you, and this is what you say about him?

Of course Christian notoriously thanked Satan for inspiring him with his portrayal of Dick Cheney after he won a Golden Globe for it, so it’s not too shocking that Dick Cheney isn’t a fan. Also you know… Vice makes him look terrible… and is factual

But Dick Cheney’s people claim that he never said that

In regards to Christian stopping his body changing activities, we all gotta hang up parts of our lifestyles eventually. Look at me, I’ve decided I can no longer tolerate alcohol over 15% because it turns me into a blackout demon. Our bodies change, Christian! Nothing to be ashamed of. I know you used to be the guy who quit movies because you didn’t have time to put on the proper amount of chonk, but those days may be over for you… age hits us all. Time to bust out the ever-elegant Hollywood fat suit!

Pics: Paramount, Annapurna

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