Christian Bale had a chat with Yahoo on the final Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises “. Christian Bale revealed in his interview his favorite part of the shoot, and his praises to Tom Hardy’s performance as the villainous Bane .
Q: Was there a favourite place for you during the filming?
CB: I want to say that one of the places where everyone else would have said was a complete hell hole, was India. When we started the film, we did a couple of days in Jodhpur, and the locals thought we were fu**ing nuts. (laughter) We were out in 120 degree heat, and we would be walking back into this one room where we had air conditioning and go “Ah!” it was like putting your head in a freezer. It was 90 degrees in that room, just to show you how hot it was. I thought it was a great kind of induction by fire, into that whole thing. And of people, we were just having the most ridiculous conversations because of heat exposure by the end of each day. But it was a nice kind of bonding moment, it was very memorable.
Q: At this point, what do you expect the legacy of the Batman series to be? And personally, what do you want to leave with the audience?
CB: For me, time will tell with that. And for myself as well, I feel like you sit back and digest it. You watch it with new eyes for the first time, you watch it a few times and then you get that answer in a few years time. For myself, when you are inside a project, you cannot see the wood for the trees.
Q: Is Chris the kind of director you want to do future projects with?
CB: Yeah, absolutely, of course, yes.
Q: You mentioned that you won’t miss the Batman suit.
CB: Well it’s kind of a bittersweet thing. There are certain moments where you are in there you have got a migraine and you are in Saginaw. This is the year that when I landed badly on my back, or I did something and my back didn’t fix itself for a month, it was difficult. I’m used to it fixing after three days, but I’m 38 now, and I was hobbling about in the mornings, bloody hell, so things have changed for me this year. So, it did get exhausting, but the second you start complaining about that, I mean, come on. I can’t whine about that and just need to recognize that there’s this great iconic character that I’m getting to play.
Q: Did you make an improvement from the previous movies, like maybe the suit?
CB: The suit stayed pretty much the same, but just advanced in terms of character, where he’s at and what has he been doing? What has he had to reflect upon? And how long does somebody continue to have this painful episode in their life and continue to direct their lives? And we’ve always said that throughout the saga, who is warning what could go wrong? And so it’s kind of crunch time, how much longer can you do this? How much longer does he let it dominate his life, but can he get out, does he get through it?
Q: Does Batman introduce any new gadgets?
CB: Of course he does. He always has to intro something. And truly, some of the most phenomenal things. You can’t really get away without having Batman not have a new gadget.
Q: The Batman fans are pretty crazy and the Joker is so much more known as a villain than Bane which is such an obscure character. So the question just arises what way you can go, because most people don’t know shit about Batman except for the nerds and they know too much.
CB: You got both and you got a bold actor right here. Tom (Hardy) goes the distance, Tom goes way beyond what most other actors would do. And so be bold and respect Chris in his decisions and be bold and you’ve got a hell of an actor here that has created a phenomenon, a villain that stands by itself.
The more I see and read the more I get saddened to think this is really the last film . As a kid I thought Michael Keaton was the best Batman and a decent Bruce Wayne , but Christian Bale in my opinion did the best of both .
Source – Yahoo