CUTTING the EDGE:
THE BIG '09 (part 2)
For the second part of CUTTING the EDGE's year-end special, Gerard Gotladera takes great advice from The Dark Knight and The Terminator's Christian Bale on (you'll never guess) STARVING, copy pastes---with sources cited of course, one of the BEST articles on style and culture from GQ and crowns Joseph Gorden-Levitt as the Posterboy of 2009...
I want my Preppy Style Back: The BEST article on Style (and Culture) of 2009
Taken from GQ's June 2009 issue "A Nice Quiet Chat with Christian Bale". Written by Andrew Corsello & photographed by Terry Richardson
GQ: You once described what you did for The Machinist-starving off a third of your body- as "calming". Can you eleborate?
Christian Bale: I guess you just sort of have to focus on other...pleasures than food. So you focus on things of the mind. It really is almost mind control. And I found that very calming. Usually, you're getting nervous energy from what you're taking into your body. Since I wasn't putting anything in, I was left in a low-energy state. I didn't have the energy to sleep much at all, if that doesn't sound too strange. But that absence of energy was replaced with an ability to focus in a very slow and steady way for hours and hours. Physically, I was incredibly relaxed- I really didn't have a choice-but mentally very acute. It was very nice to be in that state while it lasted. My family enjoyed that one as well, after they got over the horror of looking at me.