Tuesday 19 June 5:54 p.m.
CHRISTIAN BALE had an on-set scare while
filming THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - his restrictive BATMAN costume almost put him
The Welsh actor is hanging up the cowl and cape after filming the
forthcoming conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, and Bale admits
he won't miss his superhero costume - because it was so difficult to breathe in
He tells Empire magazine, "When it gets cold the cowl is extremely
tight, and it gets better the warmer I get it; it becomes more flexible. But,
after a couple of takes, I was trying to breathe properly in my nose. I was
starting to see stars and I said, 'I have to take this off'.
"And thank God, on this one (film) I can - on (first movie) Batman
Begins I couldn't - so I had to get inside because I couldn't let anybody see
me without the cowl."