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“I was determined to approach him on a human level,” says writer Andrew Goldman, who interviewed actor Christian Bale in a lively and candid Q&A for this month’s cover feature. Bale, who stars as Moses in the new Ridley Scott epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings,met Goldman in the lobby of a Los Angeles hotel, where the two sipped multiple cappuccinos while engaging in friendly banter for a couple of hours. “I could tell within 15 minutes we were on the same wavelength and that he was in the mood to play,” says Goldman. “I didn’t get any canned answers.” Bale’s playful mood extended to his photo shoot with photographer Mikael Jansson in the canyons of Malibu, where stylist George Cortina dressed the actor in Ralph Lauren’s RRL label and vintage pieces from the New York store Melet Mercantile. On a whim, at the end of the shoot, Cortina decided to douse Bale with a bucket of water, at which point, he says, “Bale just laughed and said, ‘You’re dying to torture me, aren’t you?’ ” Cortina adds, “He could not have been nicer.”

—Sade Strehlke (source)