Christian Bale Talks Batkid, Offers Affleck Advice
By Jarett Wieselman
Warner Bros. Pictures
On Friday, all eyes and smiles were directed at Miles Scott and San Francisco as the metropolis was transformed into Gotham City by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and over 12,000 volunteers, turning the 5-year-old cancer patient into our globally-beloved "Batkid."
Over the weekend, while promoting his new movie Out of the Furnace, Christian Bale -- who spent three films bringing The Dark Knight to life -- sounded off on Miles' most-marvelous wish. "I just think Make-A-Wish and San Francisco did such an amazing thing to organize that," Bale told JoBlo.com. "You just think of the delight in that little fella's heart, running around doing that. Then also as someone who has played Batman, it's great to see that the symbol of Batman is so much bigger than any one person, than any film, than any comic book, any TV series, that's really what it's all about. It's irrelevant which actor is playing it, we're irrelevant in that sense. But for little Miles to have such a great day is just delightful."
That said, Bale was then asked if he had any advice for Ben Affleck, who will be donning the cape and cowl for Batman vs. Superman. "The only thing I said to him is just make sure he can take a piss without anyone having to help him," Bale said. "Because it's a little bit humiliating, at least what I went through, when you have to have someone help you out of the costume. That was my main piece of advice for him."
He added, "I wish him all the best. He's a very experienced actor and filmmaker and he'll make it his own. Our thing's finished, we've always declared it was finished and it should be passed on to another actor and it will be again after him."