Melbourne, (ANI): Actor Christian Bale has revealed that his
extreme dieting for a movie role made him 'calm'.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the 36-year-old star lived on
just a can of tuna and an apple a day and lost 60lbs while filming
The Machinist in 2004 and he claims cutting down his food
intake made him more relaxed than he has ever been before or since,
reports BANG Showbiz.
"I was the calmest mentally that I've ever been in my life. You
just go beyond any bodily needs. Your energy gets to such a low
point that it all just becomes mental. You felt like some sort of
guru that could go sit on top of a mountain," he said.
However, he said he wouldn"t want to repeat it. "Mentally, it
does wonders, but I would never sacrifice the joys, the ups and the
downs, the rollercoaster of life for that calmness. I'd rather be
getting in there, getting involved and having it a bit more raw
than that," he said.