Christian Bale’s impressive portrayal of former vice president Dick Cheney in Vice earned him a best actor Golden Globe on Sunday night. And during his speech, the actor made sure to thank someone very important for inspiring him in the role: Satan.
Speaking in his normal British accent, which caught a lot of people by surprise, Bale referred to Cheney as a “charisma-free a**hole” “reviled by everybody” and said, “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role.”
— Vulture (@vulture) January 7, 2019
The Satan comment drew lots of laughs from the audience, and from people on Twitter who were watching at home.
— Michael Scherer (@PastorScherer) January 7, 2019