Christian Bale Dishes On His Daredevil Daughter

05/19/2009 at 11:00 AM ET

Notoriously private when it comes to his personal life, Christian Bale couldn’t help but gush about his little girl during a recent interview with The Insider. While never revealing his daughter’s name, the proud papa shares that the 4-year-old was a regular on set during the filming of Terminator Salvation. Not only did the close daddy-daughter interaction serve as experiences the youngster “will never have,” Christian explains that it also provided the prime opportunity for a quick lesson in dress-up!

“She dresses up as Darth Vader, she dresses up as Yoda and I say, ‘That’s all I do. That’s it. I do exactly the same that you do with your friends.'”

While the intricate costumes and realistic make-up transformations may normally frighten small children, the 35-year-old actor laughs that his daughter is quite the daredevil! “She enjoys coming to visit the sets and she got to play around with the Terminator models,” he says. “She’s at that age where she’s not afraid of anything.”

Despite his continued success, notes Christian, at the end of the day, his primary focus is on his family.

“It’s all about my girls, my wife [Sandra ‘Sibi’ Blazic] and my daughter. I carry a picture of them with me all the time.”

Terminator Salvation is in theaters Thursday.

Source: The Insider

— Anya

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Mary-Helen on

Aw…that’s so cute! I’m surprised he mentioned her, he so rarely discusses his private life.

Sarah on

I love him, he is such a wonderful father. It bugs me when some celebrities say how impossible it is to keep their lives private, but look at him. We don’t even know his child’s name, so I say Christian takes the cake in keeping his life private.

Beverley on

I think his daughter’s name is Emmaline.

Patrice on

Beverly: Yes! You are absolutely right.
I mean, the whole not officially releasing your child’s name thing is a little bit weird to me. I mean, I understand privacy issues and all that, but to me, it’s almost like they want to make it like the child doesn’t exist or something.

Daisy on

Yes Patrice, he’s trying to make it like she doesn’t exist. Which is why he shared this cute story I guess.

Sarah K. on

Patrice, I do not understand your logic, at all. By protecting her from the cruel public eye, they are erasing her existence? Are you serious? She did not ask to grow up in the public eye. It’s not really our right to know anything about his child, including her name. Us knowing her name has little to no affect on our lives, but it has a HUGE affect on hers. I think they’re doing the right thing.

And, while it’s speculated that her name is Emmeline, neither Christian/Sibi nor anyone close to them has ever confirmed that.

MZ on

I thought CBB had posted at some point that Christian said her name is NOT Emmeline.

Sea on

Aw, so sweet!

You’re correct, MZ, Christian’s spokesperson confirmed that her name is not Emmaline during press for The Dark Knight last year.

Alex on

I wish they would release her name…