NEWSIES RACETRACK: In 1899, the streets of New York City echoed with the voices of newsies, peddling the newspapers of Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other giants of the newspaper world. On every street corner you saw 'em, carrying the banner, bringing you the news for a penny a pape. Poor orphans and runaways, the newsies were a ragged army, without a leader, until one day when all that changed. (The movie title appears. We see the outside of the Newsboys Lodging House. Inside, Kloppman, the owner, enters the bunkroom, finding the boys still in bed.) KLOPPMAN: Boots! Skittery! Skittery!...
The two things everyone's been talking about lately are Christian Bale's onset freakout and those ubiquitous 25 Random Things About Me lists. It got us wondering if maybe Christian Bale himself had made a list, so we hacked into his Facebook account. And then we made this fake list.
1) I ad-libbed all of Newsies. It wasn't even supposed to be a musical.
2) My philosophy: It's not who you are underneath, but how good you are at staying out of my fucking eye-line that defines you.
3) I lost my virginity to Miranda Richardson on the set of Empire of the Sun. In costume. Her costume.