Christian Bale has now spoken out on his much-publicized rant on the set of Terminator: Salvation, and he sounded pretty darn apologetic about it, berating himself and not trying to sugar-coat his blow-up at all when talking to KROQ in Los Angeles.
“I acted like a punk. I was out of order beyond belief. I make no excuses for it. The thing that disturbs me so much is that I’ve heard a lot of people saying that I seem to think that I’m better than anybody else. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am very lucky and that is why I put so much into what I do, and why I care so much about it and why sometimes my enthusiasm just goes awry.”
He dismissed his threats to get DP Shane Hurlbut fired as “hot air,” and said “I’ve not only talked with him, we have resolved this completely. That very day we kept working for a number of hours. And we worked together for at least a month after that. There is no problem whatsoever.” Further, he cited his well-known intensity of devotion to his craft as part of the problem, saying it was a crucial scene wherein he was “trying to convey” his character’s madness, and “I completely mixed up fact and fiction, I’m half John Connor, I’m half Christian there.”
So let’s get back to getting excited for this movie, okay? Bale even says that Hurlbut did “a wonderful job” with the rough cut he’s seen.