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Christian Bale Says Dick Cheney's Lawyers Wouldn't Let Them Meet

Christian Bale Says Dick Cheney's Lawyers Wouldn't Let Them Meet

Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and director Adam McKay are on the cover of THR‘s new issue to discuss their film Vice, based on former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Here’s what they had to share with the mag…

Christian, on when lawyers forbade him from contacting Cheney: “I said, ‘Wait, every real person I’ve ever played I’ve always met.’ And they said, ‘Yes, but you’ve acquired their life rights.’ I would like to be able to sit and look Cheney in the eye and say why I feel like it’s justified to tell his story, you know? And I hope I will do it one day.”

Amy, on her protective feelings toward Lynne Cheney: “I still feel the need to defend Lynne when people talk about her. For me, it was my relationship with my grandmother. My grandmother who grew up in Provo, Utah, working-class. She reminded me so much of Lynne. I would just think of her and her offering me money to rub her bunions. ‘Amy, I’ll give you a quarter.’”

Christian, on how he stayed neutral towards Dick Cheney: “What I really wanted to make sure that I did is that I removed any of my own politics from it … I was completely always looking for the good, for the positive, for the understandable aspect of why he would’ve made the decisions that he made. It was precisely to counter Adam and to counter what would be the assumed standpoint of the bunch of Hollywood liberals.”

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