By Harry Knowles own admission, he loves movies and hates gossip. Which is why he took the high road when the audio of Christian Bale freaking out surfaced. And by high road, I mean he decided not to post the audio and instead, kissed ass so hard that he almost sucked out Bale’s colon. Because he’s under the impression people care what he thinks and he figures this is an easy way get more invites to sets, Knowles writes:
Hey folks, Harry here… I’m getting slammed with assloads of people angry at me for not posting the Bale explosion from the set of McG’s TERMINATOR: SALVATION. Well, first off – there’s a real simple reason. It isn’t news. And it certainly isn’t cool news. It is a moment in a man’s life taken completely out of context and most likely leaked to personally embarrass Christian Bale.
I know this because I happen to be somewhere where someone that was there that day and for the shoot is. And this person isn’t a publicist, nor are they invested in Bale’s career. They’re just someone that thinks it is absolute bullshit that this moment in Bale’s life is being aired and that the real story should get out there.
The DP on TERMINATOR SALVATION, Shane Hurlbut, is a apparently a light tweaker. He’s a fairly young DP and likes to fiddle with his lights on set during action, which is a big “NO NO” on most productions unless worked out in advance with performers. But apparently Shane was a pretty unrepentant light tweaker.
The scene in question, was a very emotional and tough scene between Christian Bale and Bryce Howard. A scene that required soul bearing and a deep level of immersive concentration. The sort of scene where everyone on set knows not to get in anyone’s eye lines, and definitely not to move lights around while FILMING. You lock that shit down before the scene starts.
The whole thing is pretty long winded and could have been condensed into a thirty second video of Harry making out with a cardboard cutout of Christian Bale. Someone should break it to Harry that Bale will never give him that hand job.