Christian Bale Admits He Was Jealous Of Ben Affleck
Former Batman star admits he envies his replacement...
It seems that Christian Bale might have been just a little more conflicted about relinquishing Batman's cape than he's previously let on.
He explained: "I've got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, 'Oh, go on... Let's do another'."
"So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour."
However he says that he soon snapped out of his (Batman-style) brooding and had a word with himself.
"But I'm 40. The fact that I'm jealous of someone else playing Batman... I think I should have gotten over it by now," he continued.
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"I haven't spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way.
"I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything that I did."
Bale will soon be seen in an even more epic role than the caped crusader on the big screen, playing Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods And Kings.