Christian Bale has once again undergone an extreme diet in order to dramatically alter his body, this time for his latest role in The Fighter.
The actor, who previously lost 63 pounds of weight in order to play the protagonist in The Machinist, has lost one third of his body weight so that he can realistically portray drug addict and former boxer Dicky Eklund.
The hot tempered actor lashed out at a critic for referring to his slimming down as “trademark weight-loss”. “To be honest, I find it laughable that it’s considered some f****** gimmick – it’s so patronizing,” Bale told Empire Magazine in Australia.
It seems the actor took exception to the comment as he believed it made light of his plight to lose large quantities of weight for his acting roles.“For God’s sake, do people not understand what a pain it is to do?,” he raged.
“It’s as though it’s some comment about, ‘Oh it’s easy for him, because he’s done it a bunch of times’. It’s not easy, it’s not fun – it’s horrible.I would never pick to do that, but it’s a part that I like and he’s a welterweight and he’s a crackhead.
“I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a welterweight with any fat on him – or a crackhead. So it’s just what you end up having to do. Somebody told me that somebody wrote something about my ‘trademark weight loss’.
“I’d just like to p*** on that guy’s shoes.”