Article by Eric Lee
The Dark Knight-era Batman actor Christian Bale recently gave his thoughts on incoming Batman, Robert Pattinson.
In an interview with Variety, Bale reacted to the news of Pattinson’s casting in Matt Reeves’ Batman movie. Bale gave his wholehearted approval to the new-Batman actor. Here is Bale on Pattinson:
Oh good. Good choice. He’s interesting I’m sure he’ll come up with something real interesting.
Bale’s Advice to Pattinson
On a more amusing note, Christian Bale also offered some unsolicited advice to the new Bat-actor. However, Bale’s advice is not about how to best approach characterization or doing stunts. Instead, his words of wisdom were about a more pedestrian problem.
Be able to pee by yourself. You don’t feel like much of a superhero when you can’t take a p!$$ by yourself.”
Historically, the Bat-suits do not have zippers and require a team to put it on. Batman Forever actor Val Kilmer once likened wearing the Bat-suit to being treated like an old person.
Hopefully, Pattinson’s Bat-suit will have an easy access zipper for him. Unfortunately for the actor, it seems like he will share similar painful experiences wearing the Bat-suit.
To see Bale’s full comments, including talking about his new movie Ford v Ferrari, check the video below.
Christian Bale thinks Robert Pattinson is a “good choice” for #Batman. His advice? “Be able to pee by yourself” | #FORDvFERRARI – Variety Studio at #TIFF19 presented by @ATT pic.twitter.com/eiTlieVH5R
— Variety (@Variety) September 8, 2019