Christian Bale once again proved that it’s the man behind the mask, and not all those wonderful toys, that can really make a difference in the world. Eight year old Batman fan Zach Grey has been fighting Leukemia, proving that not all heroes wear masks, or fight costumed criminals.
Christian called Zach to talk Batman and Zach’s family posted this video of the conversation. Bale is no stranger to lifting the spirits of children fighting life threatening diseases. He recently sponsored a trip to Disneyland for leukemia patient Jayden Barber and met his family for lunch at Disneyland’s Club 33.
It’s refreshing to see these kind of stories amidst all the soul draining news of the day. Take a look at the video below and recharge your humanity battery.
The audio the cell phone picks up is a bit rough, as is to be expected, but here’s some of the conversation and what Bale talked about.
“I don’t know if you can hear it in my voice, but I wasn’t born in America,” Bale said. “I was actually born in a country called England. A lot of people tell me that Seattle is a lot like England, because it’s kind of rainy.”
Bale thanked Zach for watching his films and said the boy embodied the film’s message. “The whole point of the movie is anybody can be Batman. Anybody can be as strong as that and help people and put good out into the world,” Bale said.
As Bale wrapped up the chat, he said he’d tell “the lady who plays Catwoman” (Anne Hathaway) — and, yes, even the man who played the evil Bane (Tom Hardy) — about their conversation.
“Even though he was not a good guy in the film, the man who played him is a very good guy. I’ll tell him…and the director as well,” Bale said. “He loves to hear when I speak to someone who is a big fan of the movies. It makes us all so happy.”
Bale ended the conversation by saying speaking with Zach had made his day.
Here’s a second video that shows Zach and his life long love of Batman.