Christian Bale Regrets Terminator Salvation

Christian Bale Regrets Terminator Salvation

Despite being one of the better Terminator movies due to Christian Bale and Sam Worthington starting in the film.

Christian Bale reveals that he was striving to prove his nay-sayers wrong so he took on the role of John Connor in 2009’s ill-fated Terminator Salvation. The only thing is now, nine years later he is claiming that he regrets doing the movie. Sorry, but we love Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation, but he seems to be a bit too critical of himself. Read on…

Christian Bale Regrets Terminator Salvation has the latest on Christian Bale, who is now saying that he regrets starring as John Connor in 2009 Terminator Salvation.

In a recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Bale was asked what made him take the role of resistance leader John Connor in McG’s Terminator Salvation? [via Indiewire]

Despite turning down the role three times before saying yes, Bale explains:

“I said ‘no’ three times. I thought that the franchise – I went, ‘Nah, there’s no story there.’ I’d seen the first one and enjoyed that back in England, I’d been to the movies and seen the second one. It was an unfortunate series of events involving the Writers Strike, involving Jonah Nolan, who was able to come on and really start to write a wonderful script and then got called away for a prior commitment that he had. It’s a great thorn in my side, because I wish we could have reinvigorated that, and unfortunately during production you could tell that wasn’t happening. It’s a great shame…

…There’s also a perverse side to me where, people were telling me there’s no way on God’s Earth that I should take that role, and I was thinking the same thing. But when people started verbalizing that to me, I started to go, ‘Oh, really? All right. Well, watch this then.’ So there was a little bit of that involved in the choice, too.”


Christian Bale Freaks Out on Terminator Salvation Set:

It’s interesting how he is now saying this about the film, but back in 2009, Christian Bale was acting like a truly entitled actor during a vicious rant. Who can forget how Christian Bale went off on the director of photography and Bruce (the associate producer). You can hear both sides of the argument. smh

Would you consider Christian Bale a perfectionist or a prick after hearing this? Do you think he has changed?