Christian Bale comments on ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Christian Bale recently did some press for his upcoming movie, The Flowers of War and Inquirer was able to ask a few questions about The Dark Knight Rises. Bale talked a lot about his co-stars, here’s what he had to say:

Bale on Anne Hathaway:

“I had plenty of scenes with Anne,” Christian began. “And I was there when we did the screen test for her. The thing that I said to Chris [Nolan] that day was that there were many very accomplished actresses who had read for the role. I’m terrible at auditions, so I’m very impressed when somebody really seems to acquire an ownership of a character without having worked on it or prepared for some amount of time.”

“I saw that in Anne,” he added. “When Chris watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job. In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne’s role as being the toughest job of any of us. In my case, I’ve stopped referencing outside sources. I now reference Chris’ own world of Batman as a guide to what I will continue doing.”

Bale on Tom Hardy:

He raved about Tom Hardy as “a phenomenal actor. I like working with him a great deal. He goes the whole hog. I know that Bane has been seen in movies before. But, in my eyes, Tom is essentially creating Bane for the first time so there’s great freedom for him to be able to do so.”

Bale on Joseph Gordon-Levitt:

“Joseph is a very intriguing guy,” Christian said of the actor who last worked with Chris in “Inception.” Coincidentally, so did Tom. “I would see Joseph’s performances in other films while we were filming. He’s somebody who truly seems to love acting. He’s a good, smart guy. He did a very good job in the movie.”

Bale also announced what many of us already know, The Dark Knight Rises will be the last time we see him as Batman. Check out the full interview at the source link below.

SOURCE: Inquirer