Bale also went on to say that he is unsure if Cheney will enjoy the movie, not wanting to speculate.
BEVERLY HILLS – Christian Bale opened up about his time putting on weight and getting into the mindset to play one of America’s most provocative vice presidents, Dick Cheney. He expressed admiration for the former George W. Bush administration member — and revealed that he ended up fatigued changing his body for the role.
As previously reported, Bale stars in the biopic “Vice,” which covers the life and career of Cheney, specifically reviewing his time as Bush’s vice president. He’s joined by Amy Adams playing Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell as Bush and many others.
To prepare for the role, not only did Bale put on weight and shave his hair, but he also took a deep dive into Cheney’s personality.
“He was a wonderful family man — he’s a great dad, he’s an avid reader, he has a brain like a vice and he constantly reads history,” Bale told Fox News of Cheney at the premiere of “Vice" on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif. ”He was very laid-back. He would have been very happy to be a lineman in Wyoming if he hadn’t met Lynne, who said to him, ‘No, that doesn’t cut it. You need some ambition.’ What would have been if they hadn’t met?”