During the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts Awards in West Hollywood Friday night, Christian Bale (Batman actor) told UsWeekly what the Jennifer Lawrence winner really thought about kissing him. He recounts, “‘I finally get to make out with Christian Bale and he’s a really fat guy.’ She said: “‘He’s Fatman, not Batman.'” (In 2012, Bale showed off a much more muscular, toned physique when he played Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises.)
Bale, 39, went through a major transformation to land the role of con-artist Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle. The English actor gained a noticeable amount of weight, and even exposed his new gut by wearing his shirt open in one particular scene. “The shocking thing is that Christian can charm ladies even with the comb over and the belly because it comes from confidence and heart,” Russell added.