Bale apologises for hysterical on-set meltdown
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Bale called a Los Angeles morning radio show to apologise for a four minute outburst during the filming of the new "Terminator" film, where he repeatedly threatened cinematographer Shane Hurlbut for distracting the actor during a scene.
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AFP - Batman star Christian Bale apologized Friday for his expletive-laden tantrum during filming of a new "Terminator" film, saying he was "out of order beyond belief."
Bale's meltdown became an Internet sensation this week after a recording of his rant at a cinematographer found its way on to the web.
The 35-year-old old British-born actor called a Los Angeles morning show on KROQ radio to apologize for the outburst.
"It has been a miserable week for me," Bale told the show's hosts. "I know I have a potty mouth but I was way out of order.
"The thing that I want to stress is that I have no confusion whatsoever. I was out of order beyond belief. I acted like a punk.
"I regret that and there is nobody that has heard that tape that is hit harder by it than me. I make no excuses for it, it is inexcusable, and I hope that is absolutely clear."
Bale also said he hoped the fallout from his tirade would not deter people from watching "Terminator Salvation" when it hits screens later this year.
"I'm asking people, please do not allow my onetime lapse in judgment, my incredibly embarrassing meltdown, to overshadow this movie and to have all of those people's hard work [from the film's cast and crew] go to waste."
In the audio clip of the incident, which took place on location in New Mexico last July, Bale can be heard lambasting cinematographer Shane Hurlbut for apparently wandering into the actor's line of vision.
Bale repeatedly calls for Hurlbut to be kicked off the set and threatens to tear down the cinematographer's lighting rig.
Bale's rant is the latest incident involving the actor, who is renowned for his fiercely committed approach to acting.
Bale was arrested in London last year for allegedly attacking his mother and sister. Police later said the actor would face no charges because of insufficient evidence.
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