In addition to starring in David O. Russell’s 2013 film “American Hustle,” Christian Bale says he’s also worked as a “middleman” between director and co-star Amy Adams.
Bill, 48 years old GQ . said In a cover story published on Wednesday, reports alleging that he intervened on Adams’ behalf during production were true.
“I did what I felt was appropriate, very Irv style,” he explained, referring to his character in the dramatic representation of Operation Abscam for the FBI in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
“If I can understand a bit where it’s coming from, I’d be inclined to be a medium,” he went on. “It’s just in my nature, to try and say, ‘Come on, come on, let’s go and sit down and find out. There has to be a way to make all of this work.”
An email appeared through Sony Pictures 2014 hack Between journalist Jonathan Alter and his son-in-law, Michael Linton, then-CEO of Sony, the former claimed that Russell, 64, “severely abused” Adams on the film’s set.
“His abuse and insane behavior are extreme even by Hollywood standards,” Alter wrote to Linton.
“It was hard for me, that’s for sure. I was really wrecked on set,” she said at the time.
Despite what happened behind the scenes, Bell said he doesn’t look at the project with smeared eyes.
“You’re dealing with two great talents out there,” GQ told the magazine’s cover story in November.
“Look, if you feel like we’re anywhere near achieving something—and you’ve never really come close to achieving something; our imaginations are too incredible to be fully achievable—but if you’re anywhere near, when you’re working with people with crazy creative talent like Amy or David, you’ll be there. Troubles. But they are exceptional.”
He added, “Also, you have to remember, it was the nature of the characters as well. Right? Those characters weren’t people who would hold back on anything, were they?”
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