Terminator Salvation director McG joined the Christian Bale Rant Apology Tour yesterday, telling MTV he takes responsibility. “I lead the way by having a big personality, having a strong opinion, and being very vocal on the set. I’m trying to wind everybody up to a level of adrenaline that would correspond to a war situation,” he said, adding that Bale’s in-character reaction was taken out of context.
“Effectively, we were making a war movie,” he continued. “So if I have a scene where I’m trying to ramp my actor up to be credible while in a foxhole, fighting for his life, I want everybody’s blood to be up.” The director worried other actors may now hold back out of fear: “You don’t want actors thinking twice about the manner in which they choose to express themselves.”