During the production of the humorous mystery Amsterdam, Christian Bale was presented with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform with Taylor Swift.
Bale reflects on the experience of shooting the sequence with Swift, who plays a supporting part, in the most recent edition of PEOPLE magazine. “When my daughter was younger, she had a rather extensive repertoire of children’s songs. Consequently, as I was standing there, several songs by Taylor Swift were playing in my brain “he explains.
In the 1930s-set film directed by David O. Russell, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his work, Christian Bale and John David Washington portray World War I soldiers who are wrongly convicted of murder. In the process of attempting to clear their reputations, they stumble onto a vast conspiracy.
Washington participated in the singing sequence with Bale and Swift. “J.D. Washington, Taylor, and I spent the whole day singing along to this song, despite the fact that neither J.D. nor I am very talented singers. We were singing out of tune, and at times we even forgot the words “said Bale. “It is true that David did at one point tell Christian and J.D. to be quiet for the sake of this take. Let’s just have Taylor.’ It is very breathtaking when there is another person there who has a lovely voice and they are standing right next to me. It gave me the chills all over.”
Bale also had a wonderful experience working with his fellow co-stars in the film. He revealed to PEOPLE that he had to request Chris Rock, who also portrays a World War I veteran, to refrain from speaking to him during filming. Bale stated that he often found himself laughing throughout the shoots of the film. “I had long since stopped being [my character]. I was laughing and being a fan of Chris Rock’s stand-up exactly like that moron Christian from England. Because of this, I had no choice but to confront him and tell him, “Dude, no.” Because he was so wonderful, I had no choice but to plug my ears.”
Margot Robbie, Michael Shannon, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Andrea Riseborough, and Mike Myers are just a few of the notable actors that appear in Amsterdam’s amazing ensemble cast.
According to what Bale said to PEOPLE, Because to Russell, the whole atmosphere on set was upbeat. Russell had previously collaborated with Bale on the drama American Hustle, which was released in 2013. “David engenders this extremely creative and to me, rewarding feeling that’s joyful,” he added. “David engenders this vibe of pleasure.” “And no, I’m not suggesting that everyone should be cracking jokes and laughing all day long. Beyond that, it goes far beyond that.”