Robert Pattinson has revealed that he lied to director Christopher Nolan about his audition for The Batman.
The Twilight star is set to take up the reigns as the lead role as the superhero in Matt Reeves’ upcoming DC film as well as the lead role for Nolan’s eagerly anticipated film Tenet — which is set to arrive at the end of the month.
Pattinson was filming Tenet when he had to screen test for The Batman but, given the secrecy involved with the high profile project, couldn’t let anyone on set know of his plans. “It’s funny because Chris is so secretive about everything to do with his movies,” he told the Irish Times. “And then I had to be really secretive about Batman stuff.
“So I had to lie to Chris about having to go for a screen test — I said I had a family emergency. And as soon as I said, ‘It’s a family emergency’, he said: ‘You’re doing the Batman audition, aren’t you?’”
When speaking about the new Nolan film, one which is drenched in mystery, Pattinson himself admitted that he was unsure of the project’s detailed plot lines while filming was taking place. “You’re trying to uncover the mystery at the same time as the characters in the movie are. A lot of the stuff in this movie is expositional world-building stuff and a dense story. And the script makes that accessible to a layman,” he said in the same interview.
Adding: “And that’s really difficult to get that balance of making it sound like natural dialogue and trying to get across information that you probably need a PhD to understand properly. And then you have to put it in the mouth of someone like me, who can barely add.”
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