Christian Bale is probably going to catch a lot of flak for his outburst on the set of Terminator Salvation. I for one, however, applaud him for it.
Now I say this not knowing if he is an onset primadonna, or if he has some sort of history of doing this all the time. Or maybe he’s just a loon who goes off on people for no reason. I don’t really know. So I’m basing my opinion on what he’s shouting into the mic.
Well, he’s upset because the Director of Photography keeps walking around while filming is going on. I don’t know if this is normal practice but apparently, whatever he’s doing is distracting and Bale flat out goes off on him. He drops the F bomb 37 times (according to WWTDD) basically taking him to task for not being a professional on the set. This is why I applaud him. Somebody has got to DEMAND excellence from this movie. Terminator is an important franchise (btw, does anyone else think Google is going to become Skynet? No? It’s just me? OK), and this reboot needs to be taken absolutely seriously. A lot of people have their doubts about this film, and with good reason. McG doesn’t exactly have a stellar resume (not that a resume is the end-all-be-all) and after hearing him ask Bale to take a walk to calm down instead of addressing the guy interrupting the set I have to wonder how he’s running the rest of the show.
Listen to Bale’s tirade here at WWTDD.
Bwuahahahaha. Here is a remix of Bale’s tirade.