Wednesday, July 23, 2008
More on Christian Bale's legal woes.
It looks that the "Dark Knight" was ticked off when his mommy trash talked about his wife. Here is more of the story as reported by a friend of Bale's to Reuters...
"Christian was stressed, but he didn’t lay a finger on anyone. Instead, he flew off the handle and cussed his mother. He just got very loud because his mother was saying some very outrageous things about him, and his wife."
"Christian's attitude is that this was his mother's fault because she became very provocative in an argument they were having,’" the source said, adding: "Things got out of control and he now says he wishes he just left the room."
"Normally Christian would just call a friend and go out to a pub to cool off. But he was literally trapped into this confrontation with his mother and sister because there was an army of fans and paparazzi outside."
"They're going to need a "cooling off" period because his mother said some pretty outrageous things to him that really set him off."
"He regrets the way she treated him in their argument a lot more than having to talk to police about it. Christian has admitted that something just snapped, but he didn't threaten anyone with violence."
Bale is reportedly having marital problems as well.
The report goes on to say:
"He can have a terrible temper. Instead of lashing out at his wife, he sometimes lashes out at people around him."
"He's under a lot of pressure right now and simply got incredibly loud with members of his family around. I think his wife is going to be very important to him after all this is over because she does, at the end of the day, know how to calm him down."
He is also said to have become depressed over the death of close friend and co-star Heath Ledger. The two actors formed a friendship when they both played Bob Dylan in the flick I’m Not There.
The source said, "Without Ledger around, he's found it more and more difficult to communicate with those around him, especially his family."
Another Bale insider confirms that Ledger's death was a massive blow for the Welshman:
"They had become very close during the making of The Dark Knight and Christian went into virtual hiding for the six weeks after Heath was found dead."
"He wasn't returning phone calls and he wasn't a happy man. It's foolish to think that he's been able to completely shake off that grief just as Heath and his work is finally being seen by audiences."
"He expected to share this moment with his friend, and now he can't."
It was also reported that Bale found it hard to shake off the mental strains of Batman, and told an interviewer he was having trouble sleeping.
Maybe Bale is having the same kinds of problems Heath had while making the film.
Is therapy next for our caped crusader?
Or is it the accidental overdose route, like his friend, The Joker?
What will happen?
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