I have to admit, I have a big old movie star crush on Christian Bale. He is just so damn sexy and so damn talented, and I have a huge amount of respect for the fact that despite the tabloid frenzy that Hollywood has become, he has set out to (an accomplished) living a life outside of the glare of the public. But every once and a while, when he is contractually obliged to do publicity for his up-coming films, he comes out of hiding and blesses us with his presence! And with the release of “The Dark Knight” in July, this summer is one of those times.
Christian is an Aquarius, known to be unusual, focused and independent. With the planet of unexpected events, Uranus, ruling Aquarius, the water-bearer often has many disruptions in their life either by circumstance or by choice. All of this movement can produce one of two outcomes; someone who seeks to stay in perpetual motion and sets no plans, or someone whose sense of their own personal preferences is so highly developed that they become very set in their ways. In a typically perplexing Aquarius way, sometimes it is a little bit of both of these things. They are an absolute paradox of predictability and unpredictability. But in Christian’s case it seems that with family he is Mr. Predictability and with his career he is Mr. Unpredictability.
In a new interview with Parade Magazine, Christian illuminates his life and the Aquarius theme’s come out strongly.
ON THE PERKS OF FAME:
But that’s in keeping with the kind of ups and down that I was accustomed to in growing up, that I don’t take it for granted. And I don’t see it as something that I’m entitled to. I see myself as a lucky bastard. And for some reason, hey, I get to enjoy these things. Is that always going to last? I have no idea. And the day I start believing it’s always going to last will probably be the day it’s all gone. And, you know, that to me is the definition of a lucky bastard. Because there was no big plan here whatsoever. It’s all a happy accident.
ON THE FUTURE:
I’m accustomed to not having any kind of map for my life. I’d be reaching for an Uzi if I knew what was going to happen every day. If anybody tells me I shouldn’t jump, of course all I want to do is jump and show it can be done.
ON ACCOMPLISHMENT AS AN ACTOR:
I can’t say that I’ve completely experienced that feeling yet. I would hope that there would still be a fire if I did feel like I had achieved what I’d set out to. But maybe what helps is that I have no idea what I’ve set out to achieve, so I’ll never know when I’ve gotten there.
ON HIS DAUGHTER:
Through the incredible position I’ve found myself in, I hope that with my daughter there will be a choice of stability or constant adventure… When it comes to being a father and my family, I’m absolutely predictable.
ON HIS MOTTO:
‘Life should never be boring.’