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So, we all remember the clips of Christian Bale’s meltdown on the Terminator Salvation set. If you don’t recall…here’s a refresher complete with cute kittens. Well, now there’s this former employee of his – a publicist and assistant – has written a book about working for Christian and how unpleasant an experience it was.
HuffPo’s Kia Makarechi has read — in its entirety — “Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman” — the just-released, rather unflattering biography by the aforementioned former employee of Bale, Harrison Cheung.
In reading the book, Kiauncovered fourteen interesting tidbits about “The Dark Knight” actor.
He did not attend “Dark Knight” co-star Heath Ledger’s funeral.
Steven Spielberg asked Christian to do a cameo in “Schindler’s List,” which he refused.
He turned down the role of James Bond citing that Bond depicted “every despicable stereotype about England and British actors.” And told the film’s producer that he had “already played a serial killer.”
And probably the most damaging details: Christian was so nasty and chastising to young fangirls that he made them cry. When fans would approach him in public, he would “lecture little girls about being rude and intrusive until tears streamed down their faces, and their parents tugged them away from our table.” And it gets worse: When a fan letter got to his CA home, he sent a fax to Cheung that said the fan should be “eliminated.” “Better to be safe than sorry,” he wrote. “A screwdriver thrust thru the eyeball into the brain prevents any screaming. Let me know how it goes.”
It’s likely that Christian’s former publicist who wrote the tell-all could be disgruntled for some reason … and since publicists are paid to paint positive portraits of their clients, it’s also likely that Cheung will never work in the business again.
So, what do you think … disgruntled employee trying to make money off a famous person or Christian Bale truth?