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Chloë Sevigny says working with Christian Bale in ‘American Psycho’ was ‘challenging’ — here’s why

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“American Psycho.”Sevigny, 49, and co-star Josh Lucas did an interview with Vanity Fair and looked back on how Bale, 50, used method acting when playing serial killer Patrick Bateman in the 2000 psychological horror film.“I was trying to respect his process, which I found challenging because I’m very gregarious and silly and goofy, unbeknownst to the general public,” Sevigny said in the interview published June 7.“When people take themselves so seriously, I kind of shut down, even though I take my work very seriously and I love acting and whatnot,” she added.The “Feud: Capote vs.

The Swans” star admitted she was “really intimidated” by Bale’s method acting approach.“And I wanted a little more generosity to make myself feel more at ease, which is my own ego,” Sevigny shared. “It was a really challenging dynamic for me, but I don’t think that I thought he was bad.

I was just kind of confused, like, ‘Why aren’t you being social?’ “The actress continued: “I wasn’t even that aware of what the method thing was.

I never had any formal training; I think I was just kind of ‘fake it until you make it.’ But the whole method thing, I was like, ‘What even is this approach?’ It was very intimidating.” Sevigny played Bateman’s secretary at an investment banking company in the film, while Lucas, 52, played one of his colleagues.

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