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Fans Freaked Out By Christian Bale's Real Accent


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Fans Freaked Out By Christian Bale's Real Accent

Matt Damon and Christian Bale are on the press tour right now, plugging their latest film Le Mans '66 (Ford v Ferrari). And while most press junkets are pretty uneventful, there have been quite a few highlights for these two along the way.


As well as Damon admitting he's the 'dumbest actor ever' for turning down the opportunity of a lifetime, turns out Bale's been inadvertently freaking out the fans with his distinctly British accent.

The actor has typically starred in US blockbusters throughout his acting career, from The Dark Knight to American Psycho. As such, over the years we've grown accustomed to hearing him speak with an American accent.


So when he started doing the rounds for his latest film, being interviewed alongside Damon while sounding like he's somewhere between the Queen's English and Cockney, some of the fans thought he was putting it on.

News flash: he was born in Wales but spent a good chunk of his childhood in Bournemouth.

One fan on Twitter wrote: "Christian Bale's own, real English accent sounds fake as 99% of the time he speaks in an American one. Mind blown."

Another said, "Just found out Christian Bale is British!! Am I the only one who didn't know this? It's weird hearing him speak in his real accent."


Some sounded like they still weren't buying that he's from Blighty, with a third adding: "Christian Bale being interviewed on TV this morning. Does he ever use the same accent twice? Today he's doing an impression of Tom Hardy in Peaky Blinders."


Ford v Ferrari is one of the few films where Bale will actually get to use his authentic accent, as he stars as legendary British sports car racing engineer Ken Miles, who teams up with American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) to build a revolutionary car to dethrone Ferrari as world racing's top dog.

Directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line), Ford V Ferrari also stars Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon .

If you're interested in seeing the film on the big screen, you'll be pleased to know you've only got one day to wait until its theatrical release on November 15. That's your Friday night sorted.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: TV and Film, Christian Bale, UK Entertainment, Matt Damon

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