Actor Christian Bale said he’s happy he can convince people with his American accent despite being British.
Bale, 44, told the Press Association in an interview this week that he “couldn’t get any work in England” but he did get jobs in the U.S. After that, the Academy Award-winning actor said he was able to convince many that he was an American.
“And so I said I’ve really got to just be able to convince people I’m American,” Bale said, according to Sky News.
The “Vice” star said he’s even brought his American accent to interviews. He said he was happy to see people baffled by his British accent when he accepted his Golden Globe for his Best Actor, Musical or Comedy earlier this month. He said protecting his privacy is “the ideal as an actor.”
“So it was lovely to see them getting surprised by that,” Bale said.
The Welsh actor said he doesn’t think he has “any ring of Welsh” in his accent despite many people saying he does.
“But what was interesting was a lot of them got it very wrong and they go, ‘listen to his Welsh accent,’” Bale said. “Yes, I was born in Wales but I don’t think I’ve got any ring of Welsh in my accent at all.”
Bale was recently nominated for a best actor Academy Award for his role as former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice.”