Movie Q & A; CHRISTIAN BALE the Dark Knight

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Movie Q & A; CHRISTIAN BALE the Dark Knight


Byline: CHRISTIAN BALE

Q WILL you be talking in your normal British accent today or will you be using your American accent for the interviews like you did for Batman Begins?

AIHAVEN'T heard myself speak in my own voice for coming on two years. Whenever I'm working on a project, I maintain that. I've been doing a character from South Carolina for a while. I'm playing an American now. I just need to sound like myself. I need to give it a break.'"

Q CAN you talk about returning to Chicago and filming there?

ATHEY gave us the key to the city. We were racing up and down LaSalle, the business district, with helicopters flying just a matter of feet above the ground.

We were blowing up trucks, flipping them. We were standing on the edge of the Sears Tower, jumping off of it. They gave us real freedom. I've done another movie in Chicago since then too, called Public Enemies.

Q WHAT was it like on top of the Sears Tower?

A FANTASTIC. That was not a stunt, it was an experience.

There was no way they were going to put me up there and allow me to plummet 110 stories.

I had a cable. I could have fallen a short way and then banged against the side and get pulled up again. …

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