Christian Bale, the oh-so-popular actor better known as Batman, has always managed to stun us with his intense method acting style. He has a way of transforming himself for the roles he plays. His portrayal of Wayne in the Batman film series won him praise and rave reviews. Which is why, it might not be surprising that some might forget that he really isn’t ‘the protector of Gotham’. He recently recalled a particularly funny incident during the shooting of a Batman scene at the Trump Tower.
He narrated the incident during his appearance on the red carpet for the premiere of his film Vice, a political comedy. He told Variety how he had met Donald Trump while shooting for the 2012 sequel Dark Knight Rises. The highlight of that meeting was the fact that Donald Trump thought he was Bruce Wayne. Says Bale, “We were filming on Batman in Trump Tower and he said, come on up to the office. “
“I think he thought I was Bruce Wayne because I was dressed as Bruce Wayne. So he talked to me like I was Bruce Wayne and I just went along with it, really. It was quite entertaining.
Perhaps Bale had no idea he was talking to the future President. He explained, ““I had no idea at the time that he would think about running for president.”
Whether you are a fan of the President or not, we cannot conclude that he was completely off the mark considering the fact that Bale has indeed spent a major part of his life as Bruce Wayne, even if it’s only for the part he plays in the film. Assuming that the President is not a big fan of the franchise (chances are he’s not given the mix up), he clearly didn’t give much thought to it. All he did was establish the link between Bale’s look and his limited knowledge about Bruce Wayne.
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Not too long ago, Matt Damon had revealed during his interview with The Hollywood Reporter the reason behind so many Trump cameos.
The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part. Martin Brest had to write something in Scent of a Woman — and the whole crew was in on it. You have to waste an hour of your day with a bulls–t shot: Donald Trump walks in and Al Pacino’s like, ‘Hello, Mr. Trump!’ — you had to call him by name — and then he exits. You waste a little time so that you can get the permit, and then you can cut the scene out. But I guess in Home Alone 2 they left it in.Matt Damon
We’d never know why and how Trump assumed he was talking to Bruce Wayne or maybe he was just trying to know how the financial climate was holding up in Gotham City, while comparing his strategies with those of Wayne Enterprises. May be some day he might run into Bale again and continue his conversation still thinking he’s Wayne and even tweet about his growing friendship with the character. After all, there’s no telling what’s next when it comes to Donald Trump!