If you would have asked me a year ago, I probably would have said didn't seem like a nice guy. Since his infamous profanity laden rant went viral, I kind of assumed he was just an angry, scary guy all the time. Well, it's with great pleasure that I can announce I was wrong. Bale has now firmly established himself as one of the kindest stars in Hollywood.
Bale recently took the time to speak with 8-year old Zach, a massive Batman fan who is currently fighting leukemia in Seattle. Although he started out quite shy — I mean, wouldn't you be? — Zach opened up and explained to The Dark Knight star how he pretends to be Batman, to the extent his younger brother actually believes he is the caped crusader.
Zack then went on to describe his cardboard Batmobile and realistic costume, Bale replied:
The whole point of the movie is anybody can be Batman. Anybody can be as strong as that and help people and put good out into the world.
After telling Zack about his native England and its similarity weather-wise with Seattle, Bale explained he'd pass on news of their conversation to Catwoman () and the villainous Bane (). Bale told Zach:
Even though he was not a good guy in the film, the man who played [Bane] is a very good guy. I’ll tell him... and the director as well. He loves to hear when I speak to someone who is a big fan of the movies. It makes us all so happy.
Bale finished up telling Zach their conversation had made his day. You can listen to the whole interaction, recorded by Zach's parents, below. The volume is quite quiet so make sure you pump up the sound:
(via Zach's Youtube)
To find out more about Zach and his fight against leukemia, you can head over to his Facebook page, ZachAttacksLeukemia.