LOS ANGELES: Actor Christian Bale, who plays Batman in “The Dark Knight Rises,” expressed horror and grief for the victims of Friday's shooting spree that left 12 dead in a Colorado theater at a midnight showing of his new movie.
“Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” he said in a statement released on Saturday by his spokeswoman, Jennifer Allen. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
Bale joins the likes of director Christopher Nolan, who broke his silence on Friday.
"Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of 'The Dark Knight Rises' I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community," he said in a statement. "I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie."
James Holmes, 24, is in police custody and accused of the crime in which 58 others were injured. Holmes also is accused of booby-trapping his apartment in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado, before the rampage.