An audio tape of Christian Bale going ballistic on the set of Terminator: Salvation made the Internet rounds yesterday. The incident occurred over the summer at the same time Christian was being falsely accused of assaulting his mother. So he decided to verbally assault a director of photography who stepped into a shot by telling him to “Get off the set! You prick!” and other F-bomb laced suggestions. But Terminator assistant director Bruce Franklin says Batman was just having a bad day and is a “consummate professional,” according to E! News:
“If you are working in a very intense scene and someone takes you out of your groove…It was the most emotional scene in the movie,” said Franklin. “And for him to get stopped in the middle of it. He is very intensely involved in his character. He didn’t walk around like that all day long. It was just a moment and it passed.
“This was my second movie with Christian, and it has always been a good experience with him,” added Franklin, who also worked with the actor on 2000′s Shaft. “He is so dedicated to the craft. I think someone is begging to make some noise about this, but I don’t think it’s fair. The art of acting is not paint by numbers, it’s an art form.”
The most emotional scene in a Terminator movie? It must’ve been the part when he really kills that robot with a grenade launcher and says something witty like “Made in Taiwan, motherfucker.” *sniff* I’m getting all misty-eyed just thinking about it….
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