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Christian Bale regrets doing Terminator Salvation


Actor Christian Bale said, he regrets working on “Terminator Salvation” and that he even turned down the role thrice before giving his nod to the sci-fi action film. The 43-year-old actor, who played John Connor in 2009 film said, he eventually accepted the part in order to prove to others that it was a bad decision.

“I said no three times.” I thought that the franchise… I went ‘Nah, there’s no story there.’ “There’s a perverse side to me, where people were telling me that there’s no way on god’s earth that I should take that role, and I was thinking the same thing. But when people started verbalising that to me, I started to go like, ‘Oh really? All right, well watch this then.’ So there was a little bit of that involved in the choice,” Bale told MTV in an interview.

The actor said the film is a “great thorn” in his side and he wishes the makers could have revived the film franchise. “It’s a great thorn in my side, because I wish we could have reinvigorated (the franchise). And unfortunately, during production, you could tell that wasn’t happening. It’s a great shame,” he said.