Bale says sorry...

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").

Other highlights:

"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?