Published: Fri, November 15, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Christian Bale is ‘done’ with dramatic weight loss for movies

Christian Bale is ‘done’ with dramatic weight loss for movies

"I keep saying I'm done with it", Bale, 45, said in an interview with CBS.

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And Damon relished the experience of working with the Hollywood actor, hailing his co-star's "monk-like discipline".

The Vice actor sat down for an interview to promote his latest film, Ford v Ferrari, in which he slimmed down and lost 70 pounds to play race auto driver Ken Miles.

During their CBS interview, Christian Bale paid his own respects back to Matt Damon, but in a different way.

In Ford v Ferrari, Damon plays visionary automotive designer Carroll Shelby and Bale plays maverick British racer Ken Miles. "One of the moms was at a party that he was at, and she said, 'Oh, I'm going to be seeing Christian tomorrow, you have anything to say to him?'" recalled Bale. "So, he had to lose 70 pounds", he said.

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Ere this character, The Darkish Knight Rises star shock devotees when he augmented a weight to carry out Dick Cheney in Vice, and nevertheless he kidded about "eating many of pies" to a supply in September 2017, to extend the surplus weight, he subsequent informed that it was actually a stern expertise.

"When I first signed up for it, Jim said, 'This is great, we've got six months until we start".

"I would just get these periodic updates".

Enzo Ferrari and Henry Ford II are characters in Ford v Ferrari, but the story follows fearless British racer Ken Miles (Bale) and maverick American auto designer Carroll Shelby's (Damon) in their pursuit of building a Ford race vehicle that can beat Ferrari.

Ford v Ferrari, a rare big-budget original film, is about high-speed mavericks shrugging off corporate control to accomplish something singular.

At first, Bale thought it was a joke Cheney made in reference to his role in the film and had intended the double meaning of the word, but he was dead serious. "I think I've taken a lot of roles that Matt passed on", says Bale. So thank you for that, Matt.

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