Christian Bale On Making 'Batman Begins'[Friday, October 15th, 2004]
Christian Bale, star of Warner Bros' Batman Begins, talks about his experience shooting the movie in Iceland. "We were in a little wooden hotel with miles of nothing on either side," Bale told Sci-Fire Wire. "I would go running, and there was nothing but these incredible glaciers. It's an amazing country, the actual structures, the mountains, the sea and how rough the whole place is."
"These really beautiful glaciers were this incredible blue color, and we were filming a scene where we had to get out there and run around on it," Bale said. "We were out there, and it was splitting as we were on it. There were big cracks appearing down it, and we all had to stand still and not break it. By the next day there was all this water again. It was a very nice, enjoyable beginning to Batman, because it was something very different from what I think traditionally making a movie like that would have been."
Bale says that he feels that he brought something fresh to the role. "Often you hear actors saying that, and you're like, 'I'm going to check that out.' And you look at it and go, 'What did you really do? Is there anything different there?'" he said. "I do feel that, but we're going to have to wait and see if I managed it. If I didn't, then there'll be someone else in there for number two, if it ever happens."
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