JustJared has posted some photos of Christian Bale on the set of his upcoming film The Fighter with the headline “Christian Bale Looks Crack Cocaine Addicted.” Yet once again, we see that Bale has gone all out and has changed his physical appearance and weight to reflect that of his characters Dickie Eklund.
It’s not just by chance that they are saying that it looks like he’s on crack, Eklund has battled drug addiction for decades and even made a documentary in 1995 called High on Crack Street in which he talked about his problem.
Check out some of the photos of Bale as Eklund below…
I interviewed Bale about 6 weeks ago and he was at least a good 30 pounds heavier than he is in these pictures. That mixed with the thinned out hair and him sucking in his jaw like that really gives the painful appearance of a crackhead.
The good news is he hasn’t gone as far as he did for The Machinist or Rescue Dawn. But seriously, the guy needs to play someone with a healthy diet before he kills himself.
The film has recently announced the addition of Amy Adams who has just come off Julie and Julia where she said she gained weight due to eating too much on set; I don’t think that will be a problem now that she has stepped into crackhead alley.
The Fighter is a boxing flick that stars Bale as Dicky Eklund, the brother of Wahlberg’s ”Irish” Mickey Ward. After kicking a bad drug habit, Eklund turns his life around and helps his brother to win the world lightweight championship. Adams will come on board to as Charlene, “a tough, gritty bartender and former college high-jumper from Massachusetts who ends up dating Mickey.”
For more photos of cracked out Bale go to JustJared
Check out a clip from Eklund’s documentary, with him using below…
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