Christian Bale may be a talented actor, but his recent statements to Daily Beast have made many criticize his intelligence. During a promotion of his new role in “The Promise,” Bale told the news agency that society is in what he called a “post-truth era.”
The following is the statement made by Christian Bale to the Daily Beast:
“People are questioning facts, which is nuts. I liken it to the ‘debate’ on climate change. There’s no debate! The science is settled. But people continue to do this smokescreen and pretend that there’s a debate, you know?”
The actor continued…
“And I think the Armenian Genocide is the same in that there is no debate. The evidence is in. And hopefully what is needed is not more hostility—it’s healing, it’s help, and of course there’s the complication of reparations and the desire not to admit that your country is born out of one of the worst atrocities known to mankind.”
Bale was also asked about free press and how it is always constrained under a tyrannical dictatorship. In response, Bale said, “[it’s worrying, isn’t it, for us right now? It’s like we’re watching somebody reading a ‘Dictatorship for Dummies’ book.” Aside from these questions, his interviewer also asked about rumors about an upcoming role for Bale.
The role would allegedly have Bale play Dick Cheney, former Vice President. If it wasn’t for writer-director Adam McKay, Bale said he wouldn’t have put much thought into it:
“Well, we’re very early days. I’m sure, since you appreciate Adam, you can see this will be a very unusual film. I don’t know if I would have considered this at all if it was with any other director, but you saw what he did with The Big Short. If there’s anyone that’s going to make it, he’s the guy to make it.”