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In his recent acceptance speech after winning the Golden Globes award for best actor for the movie “Vice,” Christian Bale surprised viewers by giving an unexpected shout-out to what he said was the real inspiration in portraying former vice president, Dick Cheney: Satan.
The British actor said he was “cornering the market on charisma-free public figures.
“What do we think, Mitch McConnell next?,” the actor said.
He added, “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration to play this role.”
This is quite a step from previous statements Bale made on the former vice president. In an interview with Fox News about playing the role of Cheney, he expressed admiration for him.
“He was a wonderful family man – he’s a great dad, he’s an avid reader, he has a brain like a vice and he constantly reads history,” Bale told Fox News.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the former vice president’s daughter, clapped back on Twitter, posting a link to the actor’s 2008 arrest.
“Satan probably inspired him to do this, too. Christian Bale arrested for ‘assault on mother and sister,’” the tweet said.
Satan probably inspired him to do this, too. Christian Bale arrested for ‘assault on mother and sister’| The Independent. https://t.co/kesnNno9Zv
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) January 7, 2019
His speech isn’t going unnoticed by the Church of Satan, which describes itself as an atheist organization.
“Hail Christian! Hail Satan,” the Church of Satan said in a tweet about Bale’s statement.
The Church of Satan sees Satan as “a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism” and a projection of one’s potential. Given Bale won the award on his talent, they thought the shout-out was “fitting.”
To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan! https://t.co/ILuK8TFZXi
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) January 7, 2019
While “Vice” led the Golden Globes with six nominations, Bale’s win was the movie’s only victory of the award show.