Golden Globes: People surprised by Christian Bale's British accent during acceptance speech

The actor was born in Wales 

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Monday 07 January 2019 06:06
Golden Globes 2019: Christian Bale thanks Satan for inspiration for playing Dick Cheney

Christian Bale gave a unique acceptance speech after winning the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 2019 Golden Globes, but it was his accent that stood out.

While thanking Satan for the inspiration required for his role in Vice during his speech, Bale spoke with a British accent – to the surprise of many viewers who were not aware that the actor is originally from Haverfordwest, Wales.

On Twitter, viewers expressed their shock over Bale's "real" voice and birth place, possibly because the actor's numerous past roles as American characters, including the award-winning Dick Cheney, and compared him to other notable British actors.

"I thought Christian Bale was from San Diego... never knew he was British," one person wrote.

Another tweeted: "Christian Bale came in extra British tonight."

"I feel like if you drop Christian Bale's accent in water you get a fully grown Michael Caine," someone else joked.

In addition to transforming his voice for the role of Dick Cheney, the actor also underwent a physical transformation – including shaving his head and gaining 40lbs.

The widespread surprise over his British background comes despite Bale accepting awards on numerous occasions, including an Oscar in 2011, while using his real voice.

This is the actor's second Golden Globe triumph.

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