Actor Christian Bale thanked Satan for inspiring his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the movie “Vice.”
He made the comment Sunday night while accepting the award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards.
“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” he said in ending his speech.
The Church of Satan replied to the remark. “To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential,” said the Church of Satan’s verified Twitter account. “As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!”