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Why you won't see Christian Bale's cameo in Bridesmaids

05.11.2011

When you think of Christian Bale, you don't think of guys with a particularly great sense of humor. Perhaps he does in his spare time but, uh, I've never seen that side of him. The dude could certainly loosen up and he almost did just that in one of the funniest movies of the year.

[Some minor spoilers for BRIDESMAIDS ahead...] In the version of BRIDESMAIDS you'll see in theaters this Friday, there's a scene about midway through where the bridesmaids head to a fancy boutique to try on dresses. As they're all wearing their expensive frocks, a bout of food poisoning sets in after a dinner suggested by Kristen Wiig's character Annie. But that wasn't what Wiig and her co-writer Annie Mumolo originally wrote.

The original scene was far more relaxed. Says Wiig, "Originally, it was me trying on bridesmaids dresses and envisioning all these men chasing me through a forest." She would eventually be caught by Christian Bale who would comb her hair and serve her tea. Adds director Paul Feig, "The original [scene] was very funny, but it just was girly in a way that felt expected."

So Bale's cameo was cut and it was producer Judd Apatow who suggested the sequence because, "We need [her] character to mess up one more time."

I agree that the original scene sounds funny (and I'd love to see Bale do something funny and poke fun at his own image), but the new scene does set the tone for the rest of the film. BRIDESMAIDS isn't so much a "best friends getting married" movie as it is a "losing my mind" movie and the new scene begins the downward spiral that really makes Annie start cracking up.

Now if we can only get Christian Bale in a comedy, we'll be all set.

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Source: NY Times

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6:55PM on 05/12/2011

Gotta love...

the "spoiler alert" tag for a cameo most people didn't know about. If he was in it, I would have loved to NOT know about it...and since he's apparently still not in it, I would still love to not know about it (makes for a nice surprise on the DVD/Blu).
the "spoiler alert" tag for a cameo most people didn't know about. If he was in it, I would have loved to NOT know about it...and since he's apparently still not in it, I would still love to not know about it (makes for a nice surprise on the DVD/Blu).
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11:21AM on 05/12/2011
damn i was hoping his cameo was cut b/c the lighting guy walked by the set.
damn i was hoping his cameo was cut b/c the lighting guy walked by the set.
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9:27PM on 05/11/2011

Bale's got a great comedic talent

He's fantastic in American Psycho. He's also awesome in The Fighter where he's hilarious in various scenes, though not really playing a comedic character.
He's fantastic in American Psycho. He's also awesome in The Fighter where he's hilarious in various scenes, though not really playing a comedic character.
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7:56PM on 05/11/2011

love me some bale

Bale is awesome...

He probably would have lost like 70 lbs to play the role too
Bale is awesome...

He probably would have lost like 70 lbs to play the role too
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7:38PM on 05/11/2011
Too bad, man!
Too bad, man!
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2:19PM on 05/11/2011
I didn't even know he supposed to be in this. I still have no idea because I stopped reading at the spoiler mark.
I didn't even know he supposed to be in this. I still have no idea because I stopped reading at the spoiler mark.
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1:49PM on 05/11/2011

Dang.

Bummer-that scene sounds absolutely hilarious. And I do think that Bale made an honest attempt to redeem himself w/his Oscar speech. He seemed a bit humbled, and quite aware of the reputation he built for himself recently. But yeah, this scene would've been a great thing for him to do. I can totally see Wiig having this ridiculous delusion of grendeur. Hopefully it turns up in some form or another
Bummer-that scene sounds absolutely hilarious. And I do think that Bale made an honest attempt to redeem himself w/his Oscar speech. He seemed a bit humbled, and quite aware of the reputation he built for himself recently. But yeah, this scene would've been a great thing for him to do. I can totally see Wiig having this ridiculous delusion of grendeur. Hopefully it turns up in some form or another
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1:42PM on 05/11/2011

YEAH ...

... I could really dig Bale in a a comedy "Don't be a menace while trashing those lights" .... :D
... I could really dig Bale in a a comedy "Don't be a menace while trashing those lights" .... :D
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1:36PM on 05/11/2011
He already poked fun at himself during his acceptance speech one of the awards shows (Oscars or GG's). He's done enough.
He already poked fun at himself during his acceptance speech one of the awards shows (Oscars or GG's). He's done enough.
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12:07PM on 05/11/2011
This would have been funny. I dislike it though when people tell Bale to lighten up. If it wasnt for his blow up on set of a movie he knew was crap, people wouldn't say a word. The guy is probably very cool and normal when he's not working.
This would have been funny. I dislike it though when people tell Bale to lighten up. If it wasnt for his blow up on set of a movie he knew was crap, people wouldn't say a word. The guy is probably very cool and normal when he's not working.
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12:03PM on 05/11/2011
News: You won't see Christian Bale in Bridesmaids and you won't see any sane males in the seats WATCHING Bridesmaids.
News: You won't see Christian Bale in Bridesmaids and you won't see any sane males in the seats WATCHING Bridesmaids.
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12:40PM on 05/11/2011
Seriously?
Seriously?
1:06PM on 05/11/2011
Sucks for you. Bridesmaids is one of the best films of the year. And the best comedy Apatow's name has been attached to since The 40 Year Old Virgin.
Sucks for you. Bridesmaids is one of the best films of the year. And the best comedy Apatow's name has been attached to since The 40 Year Old Virgin.
1:13PM on 05/11/2011
I'm not insane. My mother had me tested.
I'm not insane. My mother had me tested.
2:59PM on 05/11/2011
Is that line from The Big Bang Theory?
Is that line from The Big Bang Theory?
3:37PM on 05/11/2011
Translation - this guy scores with the type of chicks that makes being single seem more appealing.
Translation - this guy scores with the type of chicks that makes being single seem more appealing.
2:41AM on 05/16/2011
you definitely will NOT see me watching THAT movie
you definitely will NOT see me watching THAT movie
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11:47AM on 05/11/2011

Bale not a comedic actor?

Have you not seen American Psycho?

"Is that raincoat?"
"YES IT IS!"
Have you not seen American Psycho?

"Is that raincoat?"
"YES IT IS!"
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11:32PM on 05/11/2011
That was the best Jim Carrey impersonation ever.
That was the best Jim Carrey impersonation ever.
11:39AM on 05/11/2011
I'm happy it got cut, cameos are usually FUCK-ING DIS-TRACT-ING!
I'm happy it got cut, cameos are usually FUCK-ING DIS-TRACT-ING!
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11:41AM on 05/11/2011
WHAT DON'T YOU GET ABOUT IT?!
WHAT DON'T YOU GET ABOUT IT?!
11:37AM on 05/11/2011

Dammit!

The scene sounds hilarious and Bale would be so great in a comedy as he's always up for going a little crazy. I hope this scene is on the Blu-Ray.
The scene sounds hilarious and Bale would be so great in a comedy as he's always up for going a little crazy. I hope this scene is on the Blu-Ray.
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