In an insightful clip, Christian Bale discusses his Batman audition for Batman Begins and how he altered his voice.
Bale on his audition: “I got there. They put me in Val Kilmer’s suit. It didn’t even fit properly, and I stood in it and I went ‘I feel like an idiot.’ What kind of guy walks around, dressed like a bat? And is then going to go ‘Hello, how are you? Just ignore that I’m dressed as a bat.’ Of course, he’s meant to be doing this,” Bale said. “If you look at the history of the guy and the pain that he went through. I went ‘I can’t do this in a normal voice. I have to become a beast in order to sell this to myself.'”
Bale on the voice: “I went home that evening, and my wife said, ‘How’d it go?’ I went, ‘I kind of did this.’ And I showed her, and she went, ‘Oh, you f—ed that one up, didn’t you?’ ” he said. “Thank God they went for it.”
Personally, i’m glad Bale got the part, without him, Nolan’s trilogy wouldn’t have been the same.
You can watch the clips from comicbookmovie.com. http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=90222