The audio clip of Bale screaming abuse at the film’s director of photography became a YouTube hit when it was leaked online in February. It featured 39 F-words and Bale threatening to quit the film after the hapless Shane Hurlbut accidentally wandered into shot.
Bale’s rant inspired a number of online spoofs and “mash-ups” with the actor’s expletive-laden tirade put to to music.
Breaking his silence about the incident in an interview with Total Film, Bale, 35, said: “Hey, I did what I did. I’m not hiding from that. I went overboard. But there is an essential trust and it’s not a tacit one, it’s a verbal one, a spoken one, which is [that] every sound guy says, ‘We are not only not recording, we’re not even listening.’
“So, well, there goes that. I do stress, though, it’s not in any way a trust that’s there to cover up bad behaviour. It’s not about that. It’s an essential trust that’s needed for creativity.”Continue Reading