Entertainment Movies Leave it to Amy Schumer to Have the Hots for Christian Bale in 'This' Role It's neither Patrick Bateman nor Bruce Wayne who does it for the Trainwreck star By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 5, 2016 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Peter Lindbergh/W Magazine Amy Schumer has a big screen crush, and while the object of her affection might not surprise you, the role that caught her fancy definitely will. The comedian reveals in W magazine’s February Best Performances issue, on newsstands Jan. 12, that she was drawn to Christian Bale after seeing 2004’s The Machinist. “I definitely wanted to have sex with him when he was emaciated in The Machinist,” she says. “I’ll take Christian any way I can get him.” The Machinist is an interesting choice for the Inside Amy Schumer star: while Bale’s performance received accolades, he lost a jarring 60 pounds for the role and appeared sickly as insomniac Trevor Reznik. The Golden Globe-nominated Trainwreck star’s first introduction to Bale came a little earlier, though. “ Newsies was a really big deal to me,” she tells the magazine. “I haven’t watched it in a while, but maybe I’d still feel attracted to 15-year-old Christian.” Amy Schumer is on a Major Style Streak The Big Short star, 41, played the main character in the 1992 Disney musical about the great newspaper boy strike of 1899. Schumer is one of a slew of stars featured in W‘s Best Performances portfolio. Other featured actors and actresses include Cate Blanchett, Jane Fonda, Eddie Redmayne and Bradley Cooper – aka another object of the star’s affection.