Los Angeles: Actor Christian Bale says his character Bruce Wayne in 'The Dark Knight Rises' final instalment will face more pain than before.
The 37-year-old will be seen in the final installment of the Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan, reported Aceshowbiz.
"How long will you let the pain and loss define your life? Walking around chasing bad guys is very heroic and attracts attention, but at the end it all accounts for, as a means to deal with the pain of a huge loss.
"We agreed that Bruce Wayne is absolutely sincere as Bruce Wayne, and as Batman utterly sincere but Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a pure facade, it's a lie he has, somehow, to control one side of your soul that's not really under control.
In fact, only Alfred knows who he is. It's time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain, that has always stirred his life," Bale said.
The actor also talked about his experience filming the highly anticipated movie.
"Shooting in seven different locations, chosen by Nolan was a pleasure. It's really a privilege to work well, especially with the extraordinary troupe of actors, who always manage to meet Chris' expectations," he said.
On his feeling to film his last Batman movie, Bale said, "It's like saying goodbye to an old friend. When you have the opportunity to be a character so many times, you develop another relationship with him, a more profound one."
'The Dark Knight Rises' will open wide in US theatres on July 20. Joining Bale in the cast ensemble are Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman.