Christian Bale: Everyone Has "A Dark Side," Batsuit Stirred Thoughts Of "Great Violence"

07/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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In a radio interview with NPR, Batman Christian Bale talked about the violence felt inside the batsuit and said on London's red carpet that everyone has a dark side. The day before the London premiere, he stands accused of assaulting his sister and mother, a charge for which he was voluntarily arrested, is out on bail and has denied.

What I felt was the only way that I personally could make it work is if he truly becomes a beast when he is within the Batman costume. It does make you feel quite invincible.

"It has such protection on it, you know, you feel like you can achieve great violence very easily. You feel very defended as well and protected by it."

Meanwhile, at the London premiere Bale told Getty that "everybody has a shadow side.... Everyone has a dark side. That includes me."