Christian Bale shared his side of the “American Hustle” drama between Amy Adams and director David O. Russell, nine years after the Oscar-winning film premiered.
In GQ’s November cover story published Wednesday, he recalled trying to keep the peace during his time on the set of “American Hustle,” where Adams said she butted heads with director Russell.
“If I can have some sense of understanding of where it’s coming from, then I do tend to attempt to be a mediator,” the Batman actor said
Six years ago, Adams told British GQ that the Oscar-nominated “Silver Linings Playbook” director made her cry during her time on “American Hustle.”
“That’s just in my nature, to try to say, ‘Hey, come on, let’s go and sit down and figure that out. There’s gotta be a way of making this all work.’”
In addition to her conflict with Russell, Adams said she learned through an email hack at Sony that she was being paid less than her male co-stars, including Bale.
Also revealed in the Sony hack was that Bale told the director to “stop acting like an a—" while filming “American Hustle.”
On Wednesday, he not only confirmed that he stepped in on Adams’ behalf, but said that it was inevitable “there are gonna be upsets,” given the “crazy creative talent” of Adams and Russell.