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Christian Bale Apologizes, Method Actor Says He Mixed Up Fact and Fiction

Christian Bale Apologizes, Method Actor Says He Mixed Up Fact and Fiction

In an interview earlier today on an LA radio show Kevin & Bean Christian Bale offered an apology and the reason for his actions on the set of “Terminator 4” last summer.

“So many people have opinions on this, but none of them were there. Now, we’re making Terminator… Sarah Connor is in an insane asylum. I play John Connor, Sarah Connor’s son. Now, on the day that all of this happened, the scene that we were doing, I was trying to show a little of that in the blood craziness. You know what? It went very wrong and for reasons that myself, and Shane… and every crewmember who was in that hanger at Kirkland Air Space (in Washington) that day, they know the reasons, I got annoyed and then what happened, I made it ugly, and that was awful of me. I took it way too far and completely mixed up fact and fiction, I’m half John Connor, half Christian Bale and we’ve heard what happened.”

Bale insists he and Hurlburt have not let the incident affect their professional relationship: “I’ve not only talked with him, we resolved this completely that very day. We kept working for a number of hours. Listen, when I’m saying I’m not coming back on that set if he’s still there, you know what? It’s hot air. I don’t believe that. I had no intention of getting anybody fired. I absolutely believed in Shane’s capability, he’s done a wonderful job on that movie. Everything is resolved between us, there is no problem whatsoever. I’ve seen a cut of the movie and he has done a wonderful professional job, and I don’t want anyone to have a misunderstanding about that.”

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