Bale Talks Batfleck, Batvoice, and Batkid Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (@BATMANONFILM)
November 19, 2013
The great Christian Bale -- the BEST Batman on film...to date -- had a few cool things to say about his cinematic Batman successor, his Batvoice and Batkid.
Any Bat-advice for Ben Affeck? Bale says...
"The only thing I said to him was to make sure to [be able to] take a piss without having anyone help him, because it's a little bit humiliating. You have to have someone...help you out of the costume in order to be able to do that. So that was my main piece of advice for him!"
On the Bat-voice he used in THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY...
They put me in Val Kilmer's suit. It didn't even fit properly, and I stood in it and I went 'I feel like an idiot.' What kind of guy walks around, dressed like a bat? And is then going to go 'Hello, how are you? Just ignore that I'm dressed as a bat.' Of course, he's meant to be doing this. If you look at the history of the guy and the pain that he went through. I went 'I can't do this in a normal voice. I have to become a beast in order to sell this to myself.' I went home that evening, and my wife said 'How'd it go?' I went: 'I kind of did this.' And I showed her, and she went: 'Oh, you f***ed that one up, didn't you?!' Thank God they went for it. [The voice] ain't for everybody. Ben's obviously going to have to do his own thing, but it was the only way that I could find how to get into that and to justify wearing the fricking Batsuit. Otherwise, he's just loopy beyond belief. He's loopy, but he's loopy with a method to his madness."
"You look at this kid, Batkid...that gives the whole point. It doesn't matter which actor is playing him. He's a symbol. He's so much bigger than any actor. That's all. This little kid, he doesn't really care which actor's playing him. It's the symbol of the whole thing, and that's what makes the character so fantastic. I look forward to seeing what Ben will do with it."
And he's right...Batman is indeed bigger than any of the actors who have played or will play him in the future. As Bale said, it's the SYMBOL of the whole thing.