Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Leave Christian Bale alone

Yes, I heard the tape after reading 16 mean spirited and judgemental comments on a friends Facebook. I thought , oh my God, he killed is mother, or a dog or did some unimaginable and horrific act. Oh no!!!! But no, he expressed anger at a DP who was insensitive to the space an actor tries to create. How many times that has happened to me and it is so distracting. I never yelled at anyone [about that anyway] but wished I had at times.

 I am in no way condoning what he did but just feel that people should take their laser like analysis and aim it and themselves."Why so serious??" Nobody knows what is going on in CB's life personally. What is always underneath anger is hurt!!! Haven't any of you had therapy??!!! And who has not had some misplaced anger.

  Or better yet, who has the courage to own that they have! It just was not blasted for all the world to hear. CB's is and what a scary bandwagon of bludgeoning criticism he has now met with. It seems to me an example of the very problem we have in this world. Its all about focusing on negative shit.  Like the news, all dark and ugly stories.

 I always thought it would be so wonderful to have a Good News show. A show of amazing and empowering stories to uplift, empower and connect people. We are all one people, so when you judge another like that it simply reflects your own self hate. So give yourself and Christian and me a break. If you have a big reaction to this, investigate WHY????? Because the bigger the response, the more personal the material. Call me CRAZY as many have,but I live by the quote:   AN UNEXAMINED LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING. Examine you and stop with this nonsense. 


  1. Okay! Thank you so much for saying that about CB on your blog! No shit! I love how we expect our actors to deliver these performances where they had to be able to go deep to give it. But as soon one complains (okay a little loudly) when broken out of it, we crucify him. Your line.... "It seems to me an example of the very problem we have in this world. Its all about focusing on negative shit."..... is so dead on. I can't believe we live in a society where things like TMZ are popular, or even exist. On another note regarding actors - Philip Seymour Hoffman doesn't allow people in his eye-line when doing a scene -and I don't blame him. I've had a terrible week so far. But between your comments here and an overloading of Joni Mitchell on my itunes, I am getting through work! Keep up the good job, I'm going to keep checking in on this.
    - james Beaton

  2. I am right there with you. Sure, perhaps it was a bit over the top, but we don't know what is going on with him personally. Or whether or not CB and the DP have had talks in private before and this was the final straw. We hear what the media wants us to hear. Who hasn't had a moment of anger and weakness like this? It happens to the best of us.

    Anyway, glad you have a blog. Keep writing.

  3. Ok. I was not gonna read comments because like reviews they make me feel bad about me. And I never read reviews. But curiosity killed the cat, but since I have 9 lives.... thank you for the encouragement and truth. Thank you so much!!! And I adore Joni Mitchell... Blue is my favorite. Thanks again.

  4. The most difficult thing one can do is to really look and examine oneself: "when you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you."

    To avoid self-examination, because it is a difficult process, some chose to tear others down, which I agree, is an indication of many unresolved issues with oneself.

    We all have bad days we're not proud of and I certainly wouldn't want mine to be broadcast to the world.