Christian Bale remembers singing with Taylor Swift during filming Amsterdam. Written and directed by David O. Russell, who previously worked with Bale on American crowds and The fighter, Amsterdam Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington play three friends, each suspected in a 1930s murder investigation. The historical piece features many unique and intriguing characters in addition to the main trio, starring Robert De Niro, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Taylor Swift, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Chris Rock and Timothy Olyphant. As one of the protagonists of the film, Bale plays the bumbling doctor Burt.
Bale recently played in Thor: Love and Thunder as the hair-raising villain Gorr The God Butcher, whom he previously mentioned as a role his children urged him to take on. That movie wasn’t his only foray into the superhero world, as he famously starred as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. Known for his dedication to intense and dark roles and projects, Bale is known and respected for his films outside the superhero genre, such as american psychopath, The fighter (which earned him an Oscar), the driver, and The big short. Although Bale has proven his comedic chops before, he is best known for his dramatic work. A comic murder mystery, Amsterdam will see Bale break out of his often intense form into a crazier role, which apparently involved breaking out in song with Swift.
In conversation with The Hollywood Reporter Bale cited his ongoing attempts to impress his kids with his roles, hilariously saying that he let his daughter know that he was working with Taylor Swift, to which she reacted stunned. He went on to say that the Amsterdam scene where Bale, Washington, and Swift sang together has a funny story behind it, garnering Swift a lot of praise in the process. Check out what the actor had to say below:
“It was actually a really funny scene, because JD [Washington] and I myself had practiced that song a bit. David made us sing it all day, but then there were times when I would forget the lyrics. So I would look at JD, he would look at me and then he would forget too. So I should tell him. And then we went flat. Our pitch went in all directions, but we were like, ‘Yeah, but the feeling is right!’ And then all of a sudden David just says, ‘How about Christian and JD just shut up about this one and let Taylor do it?’ And it was as if all day long we had drowned out the voice of an angel with our cacophony and our raw, terrible voices. So it’s really something to have someone with such a beautiful voice as hers singing next to you. Oh man, that was phenomenal. David creates so many different phenomenal events and stories and moments by working with him. That’s what he’s trying to create, and he manages to do it beautifully.”
Bale’s unexpected collaborations are likely to continue
Few careers in Hollywood are as impressive as Bale’s, who managed to successfully transition from a child star to an adult actor while becoming one of the biggest movie stars in the industry. Due to his already storied career, which includes many twisted, dramatic roles and even turns as both a superhero and a supervillain, it is likely that the actor will continue to challenge audience expectations by breaking into new genres and taking on challenges. . While his comments seem to indicate that singing isn’t for him, it’s clear that Bale is open to new experiences in his career, and it seems Russell was eager to provide them.
With its incredibly stacked cast, Amsterdam It was long anticipated by fans of the many actors involved and acclaimed director Russell. The trailers have cryptically teased that the main characters in “one of the most shocking secret plots in American history,” while describing the events of the film as “weave[ing] historical fact with fiction.” While details about the history behind the film are still unclear, it’s certainly a tantalizing premise. Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait long for answers to their questions, or to potentially see Bale singing with Swift, like Amsterdam comes out October 7.
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