Belfast Telegraph

Bale: Life is operatic

Christian Bale thinks that “wielding deep emotions” is essential at times.

The 39-year-old American Hustle actor admits that many of his personal experiences seem spectacular when he reminisces.

And Christian thinks colourful memories make existence absolutely thrilling.

“The only thing I would say is I’m not a fan of opera whatsoever, but you will get occasional moments when you’re having some sort of tragedy in your life where you look at opera and you go, ‘Oh my God, as long as it’s not in English because then it disappoints you ridiculously’,” he told The Source magazine.

“But when you can imagine possibly what they’re saying you’re like, ‘Oh my God, absolutely. I’m in the same state of mind where deep emotions can be wielded very quickly.’ Whereas usually that would seem like melodrama, but you get at certain times in your life where you say, ‘No, I understand it now.’

“But just wielding these deep emotions at certain times of your life seems to make absolute sense, completely.”

Christian has a deep interest in the internal makeup of other people.

The star confesses acting has served as a very effective way to discover different interpretations of the human experience.

“For me, definitely [acting is about] studying people…it’s nice,” Christian explained.

“Everybody, at night time, they dream and tend to go a little insane and that’s acceptable, you know, because we’re dreaming and stuff. But a little bit, to me, it’s sort of dreaming in a sort of waking state…you get to study people and go a little insane and be obsessive about something and it’s expected. The more that you are the better it is and I find that very addictive.”

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