Christian Bale confused TV viewers with his accent during an appearance on BBC Breakfast.
The actor, who was born in Wales, has a Cockney accent despite growing up in various locations across the UK, including Dorset, Bournemouth and Surrey.
Some viewers, though, couldn’t believe the Oscar-winning actor wasn’t from the US due to the fact he largely plays roles with an American accent.
Many Twitter users revealed this was the first time they realised this was his real voice, with one saying it sounded “like an American doing a very bad British accent.”
See the best responses below.
Just me that is shocked to find out Christian Bale is English and I’ve just heard his own accent?! Wtf— Niahla (@nylatheplatypus)November 13, 2019
Christian Bale’s own, real English accent sounds fake as 99% of the time he speaks in an American one. Mind blown. 🤯😂 — watching BBC Breakfast— Lesley MacDonald (@lesleymacd)November 13, 2019
Just found out Christian Bale is British!! Am I the only one who didn’t know this? It’s weird hearing him speak in his real accent 😆— Living with a Jude (@Livingwithajude)November 13, 2019
Christian Bale being interviewed on TV this morning. Does he ever use the same accent twice? Today he’s doing an impression of Tom Hardy in Peaky Blinders.— Mark A Latham (@aLostVictorian)November 13, 2019
Everydays a school day I had no idea Christian Bale was English until this very day 😅— Jen Dav (@jenndavo)November 13, 2019
Bale was nominated for an Oscar earlier this year for his portrayal of former vice president Dick Cheney, whom the actor said branded him a “d***” following the release of Vice.
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