Bale, one of today’s most respected actors, said celebrities complaining about fame are “boring,” and he has no patience for it.
“It doesn’t matter that he talks about it,” Christian told the WSJ of Clooney’s problems with the paparazzi. “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.”
Bale, who’s also hounded by paparazzi wherever he goes, said stars have a choice in how they deal with the paparazzi.
“I was in Italy with my wife,” said Christian of Sibi Blazic, whom he married in 2000 and has two kids with. “I would go to work; she would leave the hotel. There would be a man who stood outside and say the most obscene things imaginable to my wife. I know what he’s after. He has a strategy there.”
Bale added: “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.”
Bale and Clooney both famously played the caped crusader, Batman, in separate films.
Christian, who’s known for his intense dedication, has been hailed for his extreme transformations, Examiner reported.
The 6-foot-tall Bale lost a shocking 63 pounds for “The Machinist” in 2003 (dropping to a mere 122 pounds) and then gained 85 pounds of muscle a few months later for Batman Begins. Shortly afterward, he transformed himself again for The Fighter.
Bale achieved his extreme weight loss for “The Machinist” essentially by starving, subsisting on vitamins and eating only a can of tuna and an apple a day and running several miles daily.
“I was intrigued by a perverse nature of mine just to see if I can go beyond what I’ve been told is actually safe and okay, and see if I could push the limits,” said Bale.