Christian Bale says his 'Thor: Love and Thunder' character's long nails made him 'completely incapable' of eating or typing

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Christian Bale says his 'Thor: Love and Thunder' character's long nails made him 'completely incapable' of eating or typing
  • Christian Bale spoke about his transformation into Gorr the God Butcher for "Thor: Love and Thunder."

  • Bale told Variety that the character's long nails "rendered me completely incapable of everything."

  • The actor said that he couldn't eat or type because of the nails.

Christian Bale said that his unrecognizable transformation into Gorr the God Butcher for "Thor: Love and Thunder" made basic tasks more difficult.

"It rendered me completely incapable of everything. I was pathetic," Bale told Deadline at the Los Angeles premiere of "Thor: Love and Thunder" on Thursday.

"I found myself thinking things like, 'I don't think I can walk because I've got long nails,'" he added. "It affected my brain. I was like, 'I can't eat, I've got long nails.' I was trying to type. I couldn't do anything."

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the world premiere, Bale also revealed that the process to turn him into Gorr initially took four hours, but they got it down to three and a half.

Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher in "Thor: Love and Thunder."
Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher in "Thor: Love and Thunder."Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Bale, who's known for altering his appearance for various roles, joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Gorr, a villain from the comics who made his first appearance in "Thor: God of Thunder" No. 1 (2012).

In the source material, Gorr goes on a quest to eliminate all gods after the deaths of his family members.

It's unclear how closely Bale's version of the character will follow the comics, but his costars have praised the Oscar-winning actor's performance.

In an interview with IGN, Chris Hemsworth (Thor) said that Bale brought "nuance and complexity and truth" to the role.

"He's one of my favorite actors working, and I was so excited he agreed to jump on board here," he said. "What's he's done is that he's definitely one of my favorite villains in the Marvel universe."

Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) shared similar thoughts in an interview for D23 magazine (via The Direct), saying that Bale "toed this really great line, because he needs to be terrifying, but he also needs to work in the context of our colorful, snappy, irreverent world."

"Thor: Love and Thunder" hits theaters on Friday, July 8. 

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