Before he became a father and husband, Christian Bale says he "always enjoyed the gray in life," but since welcoming his 3-year-old daughter — believed to be named Emmaline — with wife Sandra ‘Sibi’ Blazic family has become "an area of total black and white." When asked recently by Parade if fatherhood has made him less of a risk-taker, Christian answered in the affirmative.

That mindset is apparent when Christian talks about his own upbringing, something the 34-year-old actor admits was somewhat unstable for it involved repeated moves from town to town with his mom, a circus performer. While Christian says that on some level he is "grateful" for the "upheaval" of his youth, "when it comes to being a father and my family, I’m absolutely predictable."

Describing himself as a "court jester" with his daughter, Christian deemed the life of an actor conducive to parenting — and vice versa.

Source: Parade; Photo by Ramey.