Teresa Palmer reveals that Christian Bale thought she was a real stripper when she was filming fast-paced scenes for Knight Of Cups – and didn’t realize she was an actress until a week later
She is the Australian actress whose appearances in films like Hacksaw Ridge and Warm Bodies have made her a household name in Hollywood.
But on Sunday, Teresa Palmer, 35, remembered the moment when her former co-star Christian Bale thought she was a real stripper while they were shooting on the set of the 2015 Knight Of Cups – and didn’t know she was one until days later Was an actress.
Teresa discussed the gaffe on Instagram and shared a picture of herself with the Welsh actor, who she claims used an American accent when they first met.
False Identity: Teresa Palmer (right) recalled the moment on Sunday when her former co-star Christian Bale (left) mistook her for a real stripper while working on Knight Of Cups in 2012
Teresa, who played a stripper named Karen in the experimental drama, explained, “I thought he was method acting.”
“After counting this, I quickly jumped on the bandwagon and came up with an extensive backstory for my character and never told him the truth while filming.”
She continued, “I remember thinking at the time, ‘I think that’s what all the fancy actors do, better my game!”
How bizarre! In 2015, Christian himself recalled working with Teresa on the Evening Standard – and admitted that until “about a week after working with her” he had no idea she was a star.
Teresa added that she pretended to be “Harper from Oregon” to Christian, adding, “She’s the mother of three year old Mabel, studies psychology, dances because she loves it, and just tries to laugh at acting ! I really like her!’
In 2015, Christian similarly recalled working with Teresa on the Evening Standard – admitting that until “about a week after working with her” he had no idea she was a movie star.
“We shot in a strip club, and Teresa Palmer is there in her little silver hot pants and I ask her how long she’s been dancing,” Christian revealed.
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“Do you like it? What made you do it? ”He added.
“I had no idea she was an actress until about a week after working with her. All of a sudden I saw a billboard with her face on it and said ‘what?’ ”
He said the confusion was due to his staying away from the Hollywood scene and director Terrence Malick not telling him who the actor and extra was in the film.
Meanwhile, Teresa announced in February that she was pregnant with her fourth child.
In addition to a picture with her three children on Instagram, she wrote that she and her American director husband Mark Webber, 40, will soon be welcoming their “latest little love”.
The couple, who celebrated seven years of marriage last year, have three children – sons Bodhi Rain, seven, Forest Sage, four, and daughter Poet Lake, one.
Mark is also the father of son Isaac Love, 13, whom he shares with his ex-partner, actress Frankie Shaw.
Add to their brood: Teresa and Mark celebrated seven years of marriage last year