Christian Bale's sister Sharon says the actor "might need help" following his four-letter movie set rant.
In a recently-leaked audio tape, Dark Knight star Bale can be heard shouting and swearing at director of photography Shane Hurlbut - who interrupted a scene on the new Terminator movie. "Seriously, man we're f***ing done professionally. I want you off the f***ing set, you pr**k," Bale screamed.
And Sharon insists her brother's actions were out of character - and urged him to take a break from Hollywood.
"It's terribly sad," she is quoted as saying. "I feel for him. He seems to be incredibly stressed and angry at the moment. This sort of behavior is totally out of character, and I think he might need help."
"He verbally attacked us," she added, referring to Bale's 2008 arrest in the UK for allegedly lashing out at her and their mother Jenny just hours before the Dark Knight London premiere. "He spoke in the same aggressive way he did to that lighting engineer. I wouldn't have minded so much but it was in front of my family and three children.
"I went to the police because I felt he should be cautioned. I thought one day his temper could get him into trouble.
"All I was trying to do was help him. I wanted him to stop and try to get help. He's a lovely bloke who adores my kids and family.
"I haven’t spoken to him about the latest incident but I wish him well."
Bale has since apologized for his tirade, admitting he "acted like a punk".