The cast of “The Dark Knight Rises” have lent their voices to the growing list of public figures speaking out against the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Leading actors Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway have both released official statements condemning the violence, which took place during a showing of their new film.
“Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” said Bale in a statement. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
Hathaway echoed Christian’s sentiments in her own statement, saying:
“My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act. I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” she said.
Director Christopher Nolan also shared his thoughts:
“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. “The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me,” he added.