Dick Cheney was not impressed with actor Christian Bale's portrayal of him in the 2018 political satire "Vice," so he did what any disgruntled person would do. He sent the actor a nasty message.
Upon receiving it via a parent at his son's school, Bale was not sure how to interpret the former vice president's words, he told Yahoo Entertainment this week.
"Strangely enough it was through my son's school, one of the moms was at a party that [Cheney] was at, and she said, 'Oh, I'm going to be seeing Christian tomorrow, you have anything to say to him?'" the 45-year-old actor, who won a Golden Globe for playing Cheney, explained. "And he said, 'Tell him he's a d***.'"
At first, Bale thought it was a joke Cheney made in reference to his role in the film and had intended the double meaning of the word, but he was dead serious.
"I went, 'Oh, at least he's got a sense of humor," Bale said. "And she said, 'No, there was no humor to it whatsoever.'"
This is not the first time Bale has taken heat from the Cheney family. Earlier this year, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., slammed Bale for saying Satan inspired him when he played her father in "Vice."
"Satan probably inspired him to do this, too," Liz Cheney wrote in a tweet that included a link to a 2008 news report about Bale's arrest in connection with an allegation of assault, for which he was not charged.
Bale made his remark at the Golden Globes Awards, when he stepped up to accept his award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy.
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