Written by Robin Bell
Have you ever had a bad day at work? If so, has your bad day resulted in an emotional outburst that has then been broadcast to millions over the internet, and been discussed on news broadcasts globally. I'm guessing the answer will be no. Unless you're Christian Bale.
If you've managed to miss this story here's a quick recap. Whilst working on the set of the new Terminator film, the fourth in the series, Terminator: Salvation, Bale was filming a scene when the Director of Photography (DOP) walked behind the shot and tinkered with the light set up. What ensued was a four letter filled angry barrage from Bale at the DOP. Most of it can't be repeated as the language is pretty ribald. It had to be recorded for legal reasons as Bale had said he would leave the film, unfortunately this was then leaked onto the internet and blown out of proportion by the worlds media.
If you've heard the outburst you might think that Christian Bale is an egotistical idiot, but it's all about context.
Here are three reasons to think about the situation a little more.
1. There are rumours which state that he is going through a hard time at the moment, which are heightened by the news story from last year of a fracas between himself and his mother and sister.
2. Bale is already known as an intense actor to immerse himself within the moment, which can be seen by his role in the Machinist.
3.Also the DOP, it's reported, is known as a 'light tweaker' which shouldn’t really occur on any set unless arranged prior to filming with director, cast and crew. Apparently he had been warned on numerous occasions but still began tweaking during one of the most important scenes in the film, which is when Bale's outburst occurred.
Even though it's a negative news story I don't think it will have an adverse reaction when Terminator Salvation is released. As they say in films, all publicity is good, even better if it’s free.