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Christian Bale Slams Moses: He Was ‘Barbaric’ & ‘Schizophrenic’

Tue, October 28, 2014 6:09pm EDT by HL Intern 2 Comments

Fans may be excited to see Christian Bale star as Moses in the new film, ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’, but the actor bashed his character during a press conference last month! Christian described Moses as ‘barbaric’ and ‘schizophrenic.’ Ouch!

Christian Bale, 40, sure knows how to create buzz before the release of one of his new movies! Although Christian signed on to play Moses in Ridley Scott‘s Exodus: Gods and Kings, he doesn’t seem to be a fan of his role in the film. And now, the actor is under attack for describing the religious prophet as ‘”barbaric” and “schizophrenic.”

Christian Bale Slams Moses — ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Character Is Schizophrenic

Christian reportedly blasted his character while speaking at a recent press conference in Los Angeles, according to Daily Mail.

“I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life. He’s a very troubled and tumultuous man who fought greatly against God, against his calling,” the Academy Award-winner said.

Christian continued to criticize Moses, saying, “He was very troubled, tumultuous man and mercurial.”

While Christian researched the religious prophet to prepare for the biblical film, the actor’s off-the-cuff comments provoked question’s about the film’s accuracy, upsetting film and religious communities alike.

Christian Bale’s Religious Remarks Spark Controversy

Equally, the actor even admitted to having little knowledge about his character before assuming the role, citing he “had no idea about Moses at all.”

Even after researching his role by reading religious texts, such as the Torah and Qur’an, we think Christian Bale should stick to acting instead of religious theory.

Meanwhile, on Oct. 23, it was confirmed that Christian will play the lead in a biopic about another icon: Steve Jobs.

The actor was handpicked by screen writer Aaron Sorkin, 53, to play the late Apple co-founder and CEO.

Let’s just hope the actor doesn’t sound-off on the complexity of the tech icon, too!

HollywoodLifers, what do you think? Were Christian’s comment offensive? Tell us!

— Jordyn Shaffer

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