Christian Bale recalled the one time he met President Trump in 2011 and how the future commander in chief thought he was the fictional DC Comics character Bruce Wayne, whose secret identity is Batman.
Bale, 44, told Variety that Trump was a “tall gentleman” when he met him on the set of the “The Dark Knight Rises.” The crew was filming at Trump Tower at the time.
“I met him one time, we were filming ‘Batman’ in Trump Tower and he said, ‘Come up to the office, it’s up there,’” the “Vice” actor recalled.
When asked if he went, Bale said he did.
“I think he thought I was Bruce Wayne because I was dressed as Bruce Wayne so he talked to me like I was Bruce Wayne and I just went along with it really,” he continued. “It was quite entertaining. I had no idea at the time that he would think about running for president, you know?”
When asked later on who should play Trump in a movie, Bale did not answer. The Academy Award-winning actor also did not elaborate on what he and Trump spoke about.
Director Christopher Nolan used Trump’s International Hotel and Tower Chicago in the “The Dark Knight” before using Trump Tower in New York City in “The Dark Knight Rises,” AV Club reported.