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Christian Bale, Like the Rest of the World, Really Loves Batkid


Please tell me you’ve followed the whole Batkid story. If you live under a rock and somehow missed the coverage over the weekend, here’s  quick recap: 5-year-old Miles Scott is recovering from leukemia (he’s currently in remission) and the Make-a-Wish got the whole city of San Francisco to work together to bring his dream of being Batkid to life, turning the city into Gotham City and putting together all sorts of crimes for him to solve. It was amazing, and a real testimony to the great civic pride in SF.

Anyway, Christian Bale – who has played Batman, duh – heard about the story and was of course asked about it during a new interview with New York Mag’s Vulture:

“I looked on the news and I saw this headline and thought, ‘What’s that?’ And I saw all the pictures of him running around and saving people. It’s so touching.”

“What’s his name, Miles?” continued the actor. “He must have been bewildered! Hopefully, later on, he’ll be able to look back and say, ‘Oh my God, how amazing.'”

Bale even had some plaudits for the social networking that allowed the Batkid story to become such a phenomenon, encouraging people far and wide to show up in San Francisco to cheer Batkid on. “I’m so far behind the times when it comes to things like that, I’m a dinosaur,” Bale admitted. “I’ve never been on Twitter, but how great a thing that it can create something like that! I mean, wonderful. This little kid, oh my God — what a wonderful day for the little fella! It’s just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it.”

Christian Bale is a bit of a mess at times, but he’s also a really decent guy who’s always connecting with “regular people” and using his celebrity for good. It’s a shame he couldn’t have been part of Batkid’s day, but I’m sure it was amazing anyway.

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