On Friday (February 6), [movieperson id="3146"]Christian Bale[/movieperson] took to the radio airwaves to apologize for a [article id="1604180"]curse-filled audio clip[/article] that hit the Web earlier this week. He called into KROQ's "Kevin and Bean" show in Los Angeles to clear the air.
"It's been a miserable week for me," Bale said on the show. "Listen, I know I have a potty mouth; everybody knows that now. The thing that I really want to stress is, I have no confusion whatsoever. I was out of order beyond belief. I was way out of order. I acted like a punk. I regret that."
The tirade took place on the set of [movie id="347265"]"Terminator Salvation"[/movie] in July, and Bale took full responsibility for it during the interview. "There is nobody that has heard that tape that's been hit harder by it than me," he said. "I make no excuses for it. It is unexcusable. I hope that that is absolutely clear."
Bale said when the rant took place, it had been a particularly overwhelming day of shooting and that he let it get the best of him. "I put so much into what I do and care so much about it, and sometimes the enthusiasm just goes awry," he said. "I'm embarrassed by it. I ask everybody to sit down and ask themselves, have they ever had a bad day and have they ever lost their temper and really regretted it immensely."
And he totally understands the public's interest in the clip, as well as people who have mocked it, including all the online remixes. "Feel free to make fun of me at my expense," he said. "I deserve it completely."
He also said he and director of photography Shane Hurlbut, the object of Bale's rant, "have resolved this completely. ... I have no intention of getting anyone fired. There is no problem whatsoever."
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