Christian Bale has once sported a fit and muscular body in his previous movies, but now he had to add more weight to portray his new character. The former “Batman” actor appeared in a recent interview with Variety to discuss his major body transformation for his upcoming film.

He said in the interview that he had to eat “a lot of pies” to become the character that he will portray. In the upcoming untitled movie in the works, Bale is poised to play former Vice President Dick Cheney. He certainly cannot sport his Bruce Wayne body for this role to become as realistic as possible.

The movie is a biopic of the former vice president of the United States who assumed office from 2001 to 2009. Bale said he had to add more diet in order to achieve the right body form and weight. The interview was held during the Toronto International Film Festival and was presented by AT&T.

Body transformation

Christian Bale has been into several body transformations during his career because of the varied roles that he had to portray. Variety said that during his 2004 movie titled “The Machinist,” he had to lose around 60 pounds. That time, the actor had been eating literally “an apple a day.”

When he starred in the 2013 movie American Hustle,” Bale shared that the movie required him to gain weight once again.

He told USA Today that from 185 pounds, he worked hard to reach the required 228 pounds for the movie. Months after the filming for “American Hustle” ended, he had to adjust to bring his body back to fitness.

Bale compensated to build more muscles during his stint for Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy. But now that Ben Affleck has replaced him for the role, he is taking on new heights in his career.

Eyebrow bleach

The actor also shared that he had to bleach his eyebrows to look as close as the former Vice President Cheney.

The upcoming film will be directed by Adam McKay, Variety reported.

Some of the other members of the cast aside from Bale include Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Steve Carell as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Cheney served the government under the terms of former presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, the report added.

His position as vice-president during the administration of ex-president George W. Bush took him at the center of foreign relations especially after the time the deadly terrorist attacks in New York happened. It will be among the most challenging roles that Bale will portray.