One of the highlight at the The Golden Globes 2019 awards was the speech given by Christian Bale. Bale, who won the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice”, during his acceptance speech thanked Satan.
“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role,” he said.
Bale also thanked writer and director Adam McKay, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Big Short,” for hiring him to play Cheney in the movie.
The actor joked that McKay was looking for someone “charisma-free” and therefore turned to him for the role.
Liz Cheney, the former vice president’s daughter and a Republican congresswoman from Wyoming, wrote in a tweet sharing a July 2008 story that says Bale was accused of assaulting his mother and sister.
“Satan probably inspired him to do this, too,” Cheney wrote, before linking to a 2008 article on Bale’s arrest.
Satan probably inspired him to do this, too. Christian Bale arrested for 'assault on mother and sister'| The Independent. https://t.co/kesnNno9Zv
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) January 7, 2019
Evangelist Franklin Graham also responded to news of Bale’s comments, saying:
“Satan is a real being and the Word of God has a lot to say about him and his future,” he tweeted Monday.