by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Now playing in limited release and expanding nationwide this weekend is writer/director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) drama Out of the Furnace. Shot entirely on location in and around Braddock, Pennsylvania, the film stars Christian Bale as an ex-con steel worker who seeks vengeance when his brother (Casey Affleck) disappears after getting involved with a local crime ring. Out of the Furnace also stars Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe and Forest Whitaker. For more on the film, watch the trailer or read all our previous coverage.
At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with Christian Bale. He talked about knowing when he has to do a project, his character in the film and his thoughts on what kind of movie it is, what it was like working for Terrence Malick and how Bale used gopros on set to film some of the movie himself, and more.
- How the t-shirt I was wearing reminded him of something. I’ll let him explain.
- How does he know when he has to do a project?
- Bale talks about how his character in the film is dealing with his life being chipped away one layer at a time.
- Talks about working with Terrence Malick. Says Malick wanted him to act before he was ready to make mistakes. Reveals they used gopros and he filmed some of the scenes himself.