British actor Christian Bale is bracing himself for an onslaught of attention when Batman BEGINS is released in June (05) - despite the fact he usually strives to keep himself out of the public eye.

Bale, who plays the Caped Crusader in director Christopher Nolan's movie, understands how high-profile his latest role is and accepts being continuously spotted is a part of the job.

He says, "Of course, I'll be recognised walking down the street much more. And that's going to lead to some bizarre things happening on occasion.

"There may be a couple of months of madness when it first comes out.

"But I just feel like, if you're not pursuing that elitist, rarified Hollywood life, which I'm not and which I really do not ever want to be a part of, I believe it'll be OK."

22/02/2005 21:32