Looks like director Christopher Nolan’s embargo of information for his movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has been lifted and now everyone seems to be talking! Yesterday we reported on Nolan’s interview with Empire Magazine and the juicy tidbits he revealed about the overall tone of the film and an insight to the villain Bane. Now Batman himself, Christian Bale, is speaking up about his character’s motivation and what’s going through Bruce Wayne’s head as we watch him in the film trying to comes to terms with the pain that he has within him.
“How long will you let the pain and loss define your life?, “ says Bale, “Walking around chasing bad guys is very heroic and attracts attention, but at the end it all accounts for as a means to deal with the pain of a huge loss.” This statement alone already sets the theme that Batman will be in a dark place mentally, before he is pushed to his physical limits by the arrival of the monstrous Bane. “We agreed that Bruce Wayne is absolutely sincere as Bruce Wayne, and as Batman utterly sincere,” he added, “But Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a pure facade, it’s a lie he has, somehow, to control one side of your soul that’s not really under control. In fact, only Alfred knows who he is. It’s time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain that has always stirred his life.”
Although the mood of the film is foreboding, the mood on the set was anything but. According to Bale, he enjoyed his time filming the movie, “Shooting in seven different locations, chosen by Nolan was a pleasure. It’s really a privilege to work well, especially with the extraordinary troupe of actors, who always manage to meet Chris’ expectations.”
As how he feels donning the cape for the last time? Bale confessed, “It’s like saying goodbye to an old friend. When you have the opportunity to be a character so many times, you develop another relationship with him, a more profound one.”
Sounds like not only will ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ be an action packed movie but also an emotional one. I’m not quite sure I’m ready to say goodbye to Bale’s Batman, are you?
Source: Ace Showbiz