Tuesday, February 03, 2009

dear christian bale

it's one thing to really be into your job and want to do it well at all times. but for pete's sake, you're a fucking actor, not the president of the free world. your job (in the grand scheme of things) is not all that important. you (in the grand scheme of things) are not all that important.

you need to get the fuck over yourself. there is NEVER a reason to treat someone the way you treated the guy on your set. i don't care if you are the president. for you to be so blatantly rude, disrespectful and assholish just speaks to your true character as a human being. i hope you're embarassed. i hope you're mortified. and i hope that you think twice before being such a fucking cocksucker to another person again.

being in the entertainment industry, i know how accidents can happen. i know how someone can walk onto a scene and screw it all up. i also understand how for you, as the talent trying to focus on your scene and get your lines right, it can be extremely frustrating and totally throw off your whole mindset. i.get.it. but it's not like the guy did it on purpose. it's not like he was intentionally trying to ruin your day**. and that's where you needed to take a step out of the limelight you put yourself in, and take a freaking breath man. the way you flipped out was so uncalled for. you treated him like dirt... in front of however many people were on set that day. you actually said you wanted him fired at one point. ooh, you're so powerful. look at the big actor getting guys on the lower end of the totem pole fired. egotistical much? what is the guy in that situation supposed to do, except apologize profusely? but apologizing a million times wasn't good enough for you. you're way too manly and proud to take an apology from a lowly assistant to the director of photography. but the truth is, he's probably a better man than you'll ever be.

it pisses me off to no end to listen to this clip of you berating this guy. to listen to how absolutely rude you are to another person for a STUPID reason, that you deemed freaking life or death at the time. i think you're an asshole. actually, i think you're lower than that. go choke on something.

**warning** LOTS of expletives.. lots lots lots
and go in about 35 seconds to hear where it starts

** apparently i'm the asshole. it's now being said that the lighting guy tends to fuck around with the lights often on set while the actors are filming their scenes. this is a total industry "don't do." he supposedly did this more than once during filming. while i may be able to understand bale's emotions when it comes to being interupted when you're trying to work, i don't think i'll ever think it was okay for him to completely fly off the handle the way he did. i still stand by my thoughts that the guy is "only" an actor. and i work with actors. i love them. i truly do respect them. but when you start to get a certain way as an actor, you're the one with the problem, not everyone else. i respect so much when someone is trying to do their job well, and i know how difficult it can be to get into character and really try to pull through an emotionally wrenching scene. i just think that there's a different way to handle yourself when someone pisses you off. now i'm not perfect, and i should just be thankful that people aren't taping me all the time, or i'd probably be pretty embarassed by some of the shit i say too.

yeah, i guess this is kind of my half assed apology to flying off the handle in my own way at christian bale. i knew better. i know there are 2 sides to every story, and i normally try not to go batshit without knowing them both. sometimes i fail. most of the time i rock though.**


Anonymous said...

What a jerk!

Ilina said...

Oh my! Nothing Christian about Mr. Bale, is there?

Issas Crazy World said...

Sadly, I think this kinda crap is more common than we think. It's just so rude and I'm so tired of it. No different than the actors on Grey's getting all like, I don't have enough lines, so I'm quitting. Grow some balls people. A show about twelve people is about more than just one person. Concept?

They all need to get a life.

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

You know what Christian Bale's problem is? He probably wasn't breastfed as a child.

I'll never watch 3:10 to Yuma again. And damn it, that was one of my favorites. But can you imagine what went on on that set with both him AND Russell Crowe?

It's amazing there was a set large enough for both of their egos. It sound be one of the seven wonders of the world, a set that large.

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

And my last sentence made absolutely no sense. I wasn't breastfed either.

jennster said...

LMFAO- i wish they wouldn't have made the dance remix to his bitching, cause now it's just funny and fun!

he's still crazy. and an ass. can't wait for the spin on this shit

Jade said...

Amen sista, complete wad!!!!!!!!

carrie said...

Chelsea Handler was picking on him for this too - and for good reason.

What a wacko.

Karen Sugarpants said...

The back story is that the guy was fooling around while they were shooting and threw the concentration. It's harsh, but if I'm at work and someone was fooling around, I'd be pissed too.

Joe said...

I still stand by your original post. If the lighting guy is screwing up, it's the director's job to make sure it stops.

I suppose it's part of the artistic temperament, but geez...