Before online fan forums became a real thing, Bale groupies pretty much pioneered in the field in the early 90s. After Bale starred in “Little Women,” a fan site dedicated to him gained around 60,000 visits every week! In 90s terms, that’s effing insane.
The girls (well, there weren’t really any boys involved) gathered online to initiate campaigns and write mutual letters to convince studios to cast Bale for various roles, and they even had their own newsletter. We heard Christian didn’t take it so well at the time, but we’re sure he’s over it by now.
Not That Into Superhero Movies
We'd never think that Batman himself isn't into superhero movies, but hey, life can be surprising. Bale has confessed to never having been a huge fan of the genre, even though he had played a superhero himself and came to be iconically identified with the character.
Bale said he's not sure why, but he isn't too excited by superhero films and doesn't watch them himself, even though he heard they were good. We still love you, you strange man.
Tricked Into a Musical
One of Bale's roles as a young actor was in the musical film "Newsies" in 1992. The thing is, when he was cast – as the lead, no less – no one bothered to inform him that the movie was set to be a musical!
Christian only came to find that out once they actually started filming, as the script mentioned nothing having to do with musical numbers of any sort. Let's just say, he wasn't too happy about this.
Yes, Christian Bale is a freakishly devoted actor, but just how extreme can this almost-religious sense of devotion get? Well, very. Before Christian was officially cast to play the lead in the 2000 hit "American Psycho," there was a very real option that it would ultimately go to Leonardo DiCaprio.
At one point it seemed like the part was lost entirely, but Bale wouldn't stop prepping for it, believing it would ultimately be his. He'd call director Marry Harron to consult about scenes and she thought he'd gone bonkers. But hey, he was right.
His Insecurity About the Batman Role
After having played Batman thrice remarkably, no one would dare doubt Bale's compatibility for the role. But before he actually got it, he himself sure did. The actor shared in an interview that when auditioning for Christopher Nolan, he tried to alter his voice into something more growl-like since he thought his real voice wasn't animalistic or manly enough to fit Batman.
He confessed to having felt rather ridiculous while auditioning and said he was positive he had failed miserably. But, whaddayaknow – it worked!