Hollywood actor Christian Bale thanked Satan after being awarded Best Actor for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the film ‘Vice’ at the Golden Globes Awards.
‘Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role,’ he said on sunday night.
Bale, in the movie ‘Vice’ Cheney, depicts Dick Cheney as the ruthless mastermind behind George W Bush’s presidency.
However, his line got the attention of the Church of Satan which wrote on Twitter,
“To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!”
Bale, who scored his second Golden Globe, first thanked his children and wife, “who told me less is more.”
“She knows the dumb crap that can come out of my mouth at times. I can sink and ruin a perfectly good movie and so-so career in one speech. So thank you for that advice, my love.”
He joked that director Adam McKay chose him for the gig because of his resemblance to former vice president Cheney.
“He said, ‘I have to find somebody that can be absolutely charisma free and reviled by everybody, so we wanted Christian Bale.’”