Los Angeles, July 10 : Actor Christian Bale says he had a panic attack when he tried his Batman costume for the first time.
38-year-old was doing a dress rehearsal for the Batman trilogy - "The
Dark Knight Rises" - when he thought he was going to have a nervous
"I think the very first time I put on the suit, it was
at the audition. It was Val Kilmer's (outfit from 1995's 'Batman
Forever') so it didn't fit very well and the claustrophobia was just
unbelievable. I stood there and I thought, 'I can't breathe. I can't
think. This is too tight, this is squeezing my head. I'm about to have a
nervous breakdown. I'm about to have a panic attack,'" he told
"I asked for 20 minutes by myself... and I stood
there and thought, 'I'd really like to make this movie.I have to get
through this moment'," he added.