Once a teenage heartthrob and still a dynamic actor, Christian Bale has shown his acting skills in various TV series and movies (Dark Knight series, American psycho, The Machinist, The Prestige, and Amsterdam amongst others). We probably have heard a lot about him, but what do we know about his adorable children Emmeline Bale & Joseph Bale? The heart-melting moments with their father will leave you in awe as we have got you covered in this article.
The heartthrob father Christian Bale:
This English actor was born on January 30, 1974, in Haverfordwest, Pembroke shire, Wales. He was born to the family of Jennifer James, a circus performer, and David Bale, a commercial pilot. While growing up, Christian lived around the world since his family moved a lot. Bale attended Bournemouth School. He dropped out and left school when he turned 16. At 17, after his parent’s divorce, he moved in with his father and sister in Los Angeles.
Bale found acting to not be his cup of tea. After debuting on the screens through commercials for Fabric softener, and Pac-man, he was done with acting. He said he had never found it appealing. However, later appearing in the school play ‘The Nerd,’ he changed his mind about it.
Who are his children?
The eldest of two children, Emmeline Bale was born on March 27, 2005, to Christian Bale and mother, Sandra “Sibi” Blažić, in Brentwood, California. Her parents have always tried to keep her away from the clutches of Paparazzi. Neither Christian nor Sibi discusses their private life in front of the media. However, Bale cannot contain his excitement when he shares the cute moments of his children. The Terminator Salvation actor shared an experience involving Emmeline on the sets. When four years old, Emmeline loved dressing up in various costumes and fitting make-up while visiting her father on stage. She would dress up as Darth Vader or Yoda, to name a few characters. She also has a pet dog named Jeanee.
Emmeline has followed in her parent’s footsteps, showing an interest in modeling. She hit the runway in a parade held by the prestigious company; Dolce and Gabbana when she was only 17. Along with her, other celebrity children too walked the ramp. Deva Cassel, daughter of Monica Belluci and Vincent Cassel, and Leni Klum, daughter of the supermodel Heidi Klum accompanied her.
The youngest & adorable little one, Joseph Bale was born in August 2014. But unfortunately, little to no information about the youngest Bale child is known.
Relationship with their father; Christian Bale
Both his Children encouraged Bale to take the Thor: Love and Thunder role. He also mentioned that his children never really cared about his job until that movie. It got more exciting when it was revealed that the cast’s children would also appear in the film. Both the Bale children, Chris Harmsworth’s daughter India Hemsworth and Portman’s children, appeared in the movie, making the movie set surrounded by tiny celebrity children.
Bale had a rocky relationship with his parents. His father remarried after divorcing his mother. And his mother accused him of physically harming her in an argument they had. Bale had a difficult childhood and does everything in his power to give his children a healthy family life.
He once said in an interview that he promised himself to be quite the opposite of his own father. He said that he wants to be there for his children as much as he can, and we can see the actor doing so. In a YouTube video posted a few years ago, we can see the whole Bale family walking around the Malibu Fair and having a fun family night. Little Joseph lost his amid all the fun. We can see Joseph tapping Christian’s chest and asking him to bring back his shoes in a cute whiny voice.
In another video we can see Papa Bale attending his son’s soccer game, patiently waiting to see a smile on the little boy’s face.
Let’s dive a little into memory lane, and admire the works of Christian Bale.
A quick look at Christian Bale’s Career:
Bale made his first debut when he successfully scored a minor role in the movie ‘Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna in 1986 when he was ten. The film’s leading lady, Amy Irving, frequently recommended Bale for roles to her husband, the director Steven Spielberg. As a result, he received his second role at 13, playing a British boy in the movie Empire of the Sun. He was chosen from over 4,000 auditioning actors, an impressive feat at a young age. The role bought a lot of appreciation to Bale.
However, Bale also got bullied in school because of the role. The disheartened and young Bale wanted to quit acting for good. Yet, his financial situation needed to comply with his decisions. He continued acting for the pay. Filmmaker Kenneth Branagh successfully persuaded the young boy to act in the movie Henry V in 1989, bringing him back to the movie industry.
How can we forget the iconic role of Bale, Bruce Wayne? Bane received a tremendous amount of appraisal for this role, so much so that he is the first face that pops up in the DC movie fans when the character of Batman is mentioned.