To be fair, Christian Bale will always be Bruce Wayne to us.

Christian Bale recalled meeting with Donald Trump while filming The Dark Knight Rises, and says the future president treated him like he was Bruce Wayne.

The actor was speaking on the red carpet for the premiere of political comedy Vice, in which he plays former vice president Dick Cheney, where he revealed he was invited up to Trump’s office in Trump Towers during filming on the 2012 sequel.

“We were filming on Batman in Trump Tower and he said, come on up to the office,“ Bale recalled.

“I think he thought I was Bruce Wayne because I was dressed as Bruce Wayne. So he talked to me like I was Bruce Wayne and I just went along with it, really. It was quite entertaining.“

He continued: “I had no idea at the time that he would think about running for president.”

In recent years, Bale has openly criticised his performance in the Dark Knight trilogy, admitting thaat he “didn’t quite manage what” he hoped he would with the role.