He explained, “Look, I’ve got incredible pride for my family. I’ve absolutely fallen into that cliché of a dad who could just happily talk about my daughter endlessly. But it’s not what I’m about in terms of being an actor. I don’t want people to know about that…I don’t want people to know me….Because that buggers up my job. Because if you know something about somebody, it gets in the way of just watching the guy as the character.”
Bale did relax towards the end of the interview and gushed a little about Emmeline, his 5-year-old daughter with wife Sandra “Sibi” Blažić.
“I spent most of the morning being the audience for my daughter’s singing and dancing today,” he said.
Asked if she is in a preschool show he answered, “No, she just does her own thing. She just makes up her own stuff and performs for us.”
The 36-year-old actor added that he loves the “bouncy-castle party circuit right now” and enjoys watching animated movies with Emmeline.
“I love anything that she likes. If she’s getting a kick out of it, I love it. I find myself tearing up at the most ridiculous things now, sitting next to my daughter while she’s watching a movie. Me and my wife look across at each other like, ‘Oh my God! Are we really doing this? Yes we are!’”