FemaleFirst.com (October 20th, 2004)


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.”