Director McG spoke in glowing terms of his leading man Christian Bale during the press conference for their upcoming Terminator: Salvation at the San Diego Comic Con this Saturday. Bale has attracted unwanted attention from the tabloids in recent weeks, and McG was quick to come to the actor's defense.
"He's the most professional, passionate actor you're going to find. It's just that simple. He is all about the work. He loves his wife, he loves his child, and he loves being an actor. He's not interested in materialistic things. He wants to come to work prepared, and… I mean I can't just go 'Christian, go camera left.' Chris is going to talk to me about what went into the decision to go camera left, which is wonderful. It provides the elegant opposition you want. You don't want people saying, 'yeah whatever, tell me what to do and we'll do it.' [The entire cast] challenges you all the time… and Christian sets an excellent example in that way. He's a big-hearted, good guy. I've worked with a lot of people and that's just who he is."
McG was joined by principle cast members Common , Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin and Moon Youngblood in promoting the picture. Bale was not in attendance due to publicity commitments for an obscure art house film currently in theaters.
Terminator: Salvation is scheduled for release May 22, 2009.
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