Christian Bale has taken a call on KROQ's Kevin & Bean show in the US to apologise for this week's Terminator Salvation set flip-out.
He puts the outburst down to being too deep inside The Method - trying to capture some of the essence of his character John Connor. ("I was trying to show a little of that in-the-blood craziness").
"I am embarrassed by it, I regret it and I ask everyone to sit down and ask themselves if they've ever had a bad day, if they've ever lost their temper and really regretted it."
"If anyone sees me saying I'm better than anybody else, stick a fork in my backside, turn me over, I'm done..."
"Please do not allow my lapse in judgement, my embarrassing meltdown, to overshadow this movie."
Bale closes on a slightly odd defence of swimmer Michael Phelps' ("So he likes a bit of weed? Plenty of our Presidents have. Everyone makes mistakes, bounce back from it...")
Listen to the call in full here ...
Fair play? Is Bale sincere - or does it feel like he's been jostled into the spotlight as a damage-limitation tactic by the studio?
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