Christian Bale set boundaries with Chris Rock on ‘Amsterdam’ set for this reason

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Christian Bale attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Christian Bale, who co-stars in the upcoming film “Amsterdam” with comedian Chris Rock, reveals that he asked for space.

Christian Bale’s career as an actor began in 1986, and he rose to prominence in 2005 as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s film “Batman Begins.” After more than three decades of acting, the “Terminator Salvation” star has received numerous awards.

“Amsterdam,” a period mystery comedy film written, directed, and produced by David O. Russell, is his most recent project. The 48-year-old actor will appear alongside Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Taylor Swift, and other A-list celebrities in the film.

In a recent interview with Indie Wire, the “American Hustle” star revealed that after their first meeting, he immediately hit it off with comedian Chris Rock, perhaps a little too much. Bale revealed that the comedian had a habit of making him laugh so hard that he couldn’t concentrate on his acting.

Bale revealed to Indie Wire:

“Chris is so bloody funny and I found that I couldn’t act. Because I was just becoming Christian laughing at Chris Rock.”

Bale, who will play Burt Berendsen in the film, struggled to stay in character as Chris Rock made him laugh on set. Finally, the 48-year-old actor approached the comedian to establish some ground rules.

He shared:

“I had to go to him. I went, ‘Mate, I love talking to you, and we have mutual friends, but I can’t do it anymore.’ Because David didn’t ask me to make this film so he could just watch me giggle. He wants me to be Burt, and I’m forgetting how to be Burt.'”

Bale, the veteran actor, clarified that he did not blame Chris Rock in any way and that “isolation” was a necessary part of his acting routine to keep the character.

Bale stated:

“I often meet these incredible people, but I isolate myself. Because if I get to know people too much, I find I just don’t believe what I’m doing in the scene.”

“Amsterdam,” directed by David O. Russell, will have its world premiere on September 18, 2022, at New York City’s Alice Tully Hall. The film will be released in theaters nationwide on October 7, 2022.