Paps snapped Christian Bale over the weekend, looking heavier than usual. Turns out the Batman actor is gaining weight for an upcoming biopic of Dick Cheney (directed by Adam McKay). And yes, Bale will play the villainous former vice president. The film also stars Steve Carell as former United States defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Amy Adams as Cheney’s wife Lynne.
Check out the weight gain progress below.
— Bengali Balehead (@banerjee_debi) July 31, 2017
Now, I know that it’s considered de rigueur for SERIOUS ACTORS to go “method” for every role, and gain and lose weight all willy nilly, but honestly, it wreaks havoc on their looks. I don’t think he ever regained them after the double whammy of The Machinist and American Hustle. Ditto Jake Gyllenhaal. Ditto Matthew McConaughey. The only person who seems to lose and gain without detriment is Jared Leto who ballooned up for Chapter 27 and then went sickly thin for Dallas Buyers Club and STILL looks rather scrumptious.
So just wear a damn fat suit. Put on some prosthetics. Let them CGI you. It’s not worth it, Christian.
And btw, do we REALLY NEED a Dick Cheney biopic? I’m so stressed over our current administration, the last thing I want to do is revisit the most traumatizing moments from the Bush era.
(Top photo: Pacific Coast News)