FemaleFirst.com (October 20th, 2004)

NEW BATMAN CHRISTIAN ‘DOES LIKE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY’

New Batman Christian Bale says he will continue to torture himself for his films rather than trust computer technology.

The Brit hunk who transformed himself into a skinny wreck for new movie The Machinist says many of his peers think he’s mad putting himself through weeks of gruelling exercise and diet.

“I don’t have a lot of faith in CGI really,” says the 30-year-old actor.

“I enjoy the challenge and the slightly self-destructive urges involved in losing that amount of weight. It ended up being a very nice place to be mentally when you get that skinny. Man, you’re calm. You just can’t waste any energy whatsoever. I was incredibly happy even though most people probably wouldn’t have known because I didn’t really have the energy to smile too much.”