Christian Bale has finally revealed that Donald Trump actually thought he was Bruce Wayne.
Bale has spent some of his life going by the identity of Bruce Wayne, so it’s kind of understandable that he mixed up. Moreover, if Trump isn’t a superhero fan it’s possible that Trump didn’t know that Wayne was simply Batman’s alter ego.
Trump may have recognised the link between Bale’s appearance and what he knew about Bruce Wayne before coming up with this result. The best part is that Bale went along with the whole thing. He didn’t want to embarrass Trump and more likely he knew that it’d make him a good story.
He revealed this story at the premiere of his new film, Vice, in which the actor portrays ex-Vice-President Dick Cheney. This political dramedy is expected to draw some similarities with America’s current political scenario.
During an interview with Variety, Bale recalled the moment when he met Trump in 2011. Bale was filming the scenes for The Dark Knight Rises in Trump Tower when he invited Bale to his office.
“I met him, one time. We were filming on ‘Batman’ in Trump Tower and he said, come on up to the office.
I think he thought I was Bruce Wayne because I was dressed as Bruce Wayne.”
At this point, I’m the wondering the same. Did Trump actually think the character was real? Does he think that superheroes/villains are factual?
“So he talked to me like I was Bruce Wayne and I just went along with it, really. It was quite entertaining. I had no idea at the time that he would think about running for president.”
I’m curious to know what it’s like to talk to someone like they’re Bruce Wayne, though I can imagine Trump comparing his own business strategy with that of Wayne Enterprises.
I hope Christian meets Donald Trump again and decided to keep on carrying his Bruce Wayne identity.