Golden Globe winner Christian Bale will soon be seen as an American war correspondent in Terry George’s epic The Promise, a love triangle against the tragic backdrop of the Armenian genocide by the Turkish government on the eve of World War I. We asked the Welsh actor if music is inspiring in his life as an actor.
“Yes, absolutely. I couldn’t do without it. In fact, I would say it’s not even a competition – it’s way more important in my life than film. I make films, but I listen to music so much, I just admire musicians incredibly and I wish I had that talent, but I just don’t. I have music playing non-stop in my house. And for certain characters it’s really helpful if you can find pieces that help you get into the frame of mind. I don’t do as much now as I used to, but I used to be all the time with headphones on a film set, listening to all the songs that helped me get into the headspace at the time. Music has been essential and I don’t know what I would do without it.”