Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Christian Bale Arrested in London

It was a sad shock to hear that Dark Knight star Christian Bale was arrested in London for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister before the hit film's premiere. While we can't call them friends exactly, we did have lunch once with Bale's mother Jenny, 61, when she visited in the U.S. a few years ago and did have some email contact with Bale's sister Louise, 40, when the Bales' father David (who we also were acquainted with) died. (We're actually just supposing it is Louise who AP is referring to; it can also be one of his other sisters, Erin or Sharon -- BeansTalk has not met either -- Reports have not named her.)

The news comes just as Bale was announced as starring in the fourth Terminator film. We've interviewed Bale on several occasions and for a long-time we were enthusiastic about his career. He's a wonderful actor who's worked for a long time and who is now just gaining recognition. We hope that if the allegations are true, that Bale will get help (and want it, too).