Christian Bale has joked about the amount of “Patrick Bateman-like” people involved in his latest movie The Big Short.
The film is based on the book of the same name, which is the true story of four men who predicted the credit crisis in the 2000s and decided to challenge the big banks, which they viewed as greedy. Christian portrays Michael Burry and has laughed about how different the experience of playing him was when compared to his turn as infamous Patrick in American Psycho.
“Very much, I think there were a number of Patrick Bateman-like people involved in the entire story but certainly I wasn’t playing anybody like him,” he laughed to USA Today. “I was playing an absolutely genuine and brilliant man and a real person, not a satirical character at all.”
One of the things which was most enjoyable about the shooting process for Christian was getting to know his character in real life. “He’s such an intriguing man but also somebody I really like, I’m very fond of Mike, he’s an absolutely sincere and very idiosyncratic gentleman and I had a wonderful time getting to know him,” he gushed.
The Big Short begins to hit screens in December (15). The role Christian is probably best known for is Batman, with the British star portraying the caped crusader in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. He’s hung up his batsuit now though, passing the mantle to Ben Affleck who will appear in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Some fans have started to speculate that Christian might appear in the new movie, due out in March 2016, too, but he’s dismissed the rumours.
“I haven’t heard that,” he told ET Online. “This is the first I’ve heard of it. I think it’s pretty clear that Ben (Affleck) is playing Batman now… No, it’s not happening.”
– Cover Media