Christian Bale looks as at home in the Batman cape and cowl as Kim Kardashian in a bikini, but it wasn't always like that as the actor admitted that he could barely think in the costume when he originally auditioned for Christopher Nolan's trilogy.
The 'Dark Knight Rises' star has opened up about stepping away from the Caped Crusader for the final time after playing the role for eight years.
According to the Daily Record, the 38-year-old said: “It’s bittersweet. I wasn’t sure Chris was going to make a third one.
“It’s meant a great deal in my life and it had been important but Chris has been so inspirational on each of the movies and he’s saying that it’s time to say goodbye.”
Following Joel Schumacher's Val Kilmer, Bale had to wear his costume from the 1992 movie 'Batman Forever'. (Guess they tried to fully block George Clooney's 1997 effort from their memory).
When auditioning for the 2007 role, Bale recalled how he felt: “I think the first time I put on the suit it was at the audition. It was Val Kilmer’s (outfit from 1995’s Batman Forever) so it didn’t fit well and the claustrophobia was unbelievable.
“I stood there and I thought, ‘I can’t breathe. I can’t think. This is too tight, this is squeezing my head. I’m about to have a nervous breakdown. I’m about to have a panic attack.’”
The actor then added: “I asked for 20 minutes by myself and I stood there and thought, ‘I’d really like to make this. I have to get through this moment.’”
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