Trying to smooth things over following the release of his now-notorious on-set blowup, Christian Bale has offered up an apology.
The "Dark Knight" actor phoned into KROQ's Kevin & Bean show earlier today, explaining all of the expletives thrown about while filming "Terminator Salvation."
Bale tells, “It’s been a miserable week for me. I know I have a potty mouth, everybody knows that now. I have no confusion whatsoever. I was out of order beyond belief, I was way out of order. I acted like a punk, I regret that and there is nobody that has heard that tape that has been hit harder by it [than me]. I make no excuses for it, it is inexcusable and I hope that is absolutely clear.”
“One thing that has really disturbed me throughout this is I’m not familiar or comfortable with this notion of being a movie star. I’m an actor and I’m don’t quite know how to handle [the movie star thing]. The thing that disturbs me so much is that I’ve heard a lot of people saying that I seem to think I’m better than anybody else. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I’m a lucky SOB. I never forget that and that is why I put so much into what I do and I care so much about it . Sometimes that enthusiasm just goes awry,” the 36-year-old adds.
Finishing up, Christian tells, “I am embarrassed by it and I regret it. And I ask everybody to sit down and ask themselves, ‘Have they ever had a bad day and have they ever lost their temper and really regretted it immensely?’”