January 19th, 2011
11:05 AM ET
A Bruce Wayne with a beard and bouncy hair?
That's what Batman fans might have been wondering when Christian Bale appeared at the January 16 Golden Globes ceremony.
But 36-year-old Bale says his slightly unkempt style isn't for his upcoming role in "The Dark Knight Rises" — it's just because he's lazy.
"This is unemployment, this is all this is," he told "Access Hollywood." "I haven’t worked since 'The Fighter,' and it's nice to just not bother cutting your hair. When you're [not] in a job that everything always has to be, you know, worked out for a character, I just sort of let it all hang out, but it's unemployment, that's all it is."
Still, it won't be long before the chameleon-like Golden Globe winner gets groomed again.
"In a couple of weeks I’m starting a movie in China with Zhang Yimou, a wonderful, fantastic Chinese director," he said. "I'll be doing ‘13 Women [of Nanjing]' before I start on 'The Dark Knight Rises.'"
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