Christian Bale admitted he acted like a "punk" and that his profane tongue-lashing on the set of "Terminator Salvation" was inexcusable.
In remarks on a Los Angeles radio show Friday morning, Bale said he never intended to get physical with cinematographer Shane Hurlbut. He also said he was likely channeling too much of his character, John Conner.
"I acted like a punk," Bale told the "Kevin and Bean" show on KROQ 106.7. "I regret that. There is nobody that has heard that tape that is hit harder by it than me."
Bale also said that he and Hurlbut reconciled and worked together for another month following the tirade.
The outburst, which occurred last year on the set in New Mexico, was posted this week on the celebrity gossip site TMZ. It has become an Internet sensation, inspiring a music remix, spoofs, and punch lines for the "Kevin and Bean" show.
“No, don’t just be sorry. Think for one f***king second,” Bale reportedly shouts. “What the f*** are you doing? Are you a professional or not?”