Claims that Christian Bale was paid less than makeup artists for one of his hit movies have shocked the internet.
For those who don’t know Christian Bale…
Bale is a top actor famous for his intense acting method and the physical transformations he takes for his roles. The guy is dedicated to his craft.
He’s starred in tons of award-winning movies.
The actor is well known for his performance in American psychowhere he plays a rich yuppie who spends his nights committing murders in New York.
Or maybe you know him from The fighter.
Bale plays a former boxer who has seen better days and fails to coach his promising younger brother in the sport.
You had to see The machinist.
His character Trevor suffers from insomnia and brutal emaciation, and Bale lost an incredible amount of weight for the role.
Oh, and he’s also Batman.
But it looks like the star had humble beginnings.
Because some recent revelations about Bale’s salary have rocked the internet.
“This movie made him famous and gave him the opportunity to play other roles that made him millions. I think that’s more than enough,” one person wrote.
“He agreed to the terms before signing the contract, didn’t he? Said another.
“I seriously doubt it!” joked a third.
Because it was revealed that Bale’s salary American psycho was much less than you might expect…
Even less than the make-up artist in the film!
“Nobody wanted me to do it except the director,” Bale said. QG.
“So they said they would only do it if they could pay me that amount.”
“I was preparing for it when other people were playing the role. I was still preparing for it. And, you know, it evolved. I lost my mind. But I got it back.
“In all honesty, the first thing was that I had taken so long trying to do this, and they had paid me the absolute minimum that they were legally allowed to pay me,” he continued.
“And I had a house that I shared with my dad and sister that was being repossessed.
“So the first thing was, ‘Holy shit. I need to make some money,’ because I finished ‘American Psycho,’ but I remember one time sitting in the makeup trailer, and the makeup artists made fun of me because I was paid less than anyone else of them,” Bale said.
“And so that was my motivation after that, it was just, ‘I gotta have enough so the house doesn’t get repossessed,'” he revealed.