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Robert Pattinson Had To Keep Batman A Secret From Christopher Nolan During Tenet Filming

Robert Pattinson Had To Keep Batman A Secret From Christopher Nolan During Tenet Filming

Robert Pattinson attempted to keep his role in The Batman a secret from Christopher Nolan when filming for Tenet began, but it turned out the director already knew about it.

Funnily enough, the 34-year-old actor actually found out that he'd landed the prestigious job on the first day of filming Tenet, which was released on Wednesday (26 August).

However, it seems trying to keep something Hollywood-related a secret from Christopher Nolan is a pretty pointless exercise because the writer and director already knew.

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Speaking to LADbible, Pattinson said: "He weirdly knew. I had to keep it a secret from him at the beginning because I wasn't allowed to tell anyone about the audition and stuff.

"Obviously Chris somehow knew the most top secret thing that I was supposed to keep under wraps and then he was like 'oh, you're doing the Batman screen test aren't you on Wednesday?' I was like 'no'. It's kind of embarrassing."

Robert Pattinson stars alongside John David Washington. Credit: Warner Bros
Robert Pattinson stars alongside John David Washington. Credit: Warner Bros

When he was asked whether Nolan had any tips for him, Pattinson continued: "Weirdly, I got Batman on the first day of shooting this [Tenet]. But this was so... I couldn't even think about anything else, it was so overwhelming to do this.

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"No only is the story quite complicated but the pace we were shooting at. We were shooting in like eight different countries and trying to fit so much in and just these huge action sequences all the time.

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"I basically didn't talk about that [Batman] the entire time until... I think the only time I talked about Batman was on like the last day maybe."

Speaking of huge actions scenes, when we caught up with John David Washington, he explained how the plane crash scene, which you can check out in the trailer, was actually real.

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Speaking to LADbible, he said: "We gathered, they made an announcement like 'this is the moment it's happening', all the crew gathered round and we watched a real plane crash into a real hanger.

"It stayed there [the plane] and we shot around it for I guess the next week or so. It was scary because I was thinking you know, what if there's a rock, what if it veers to the left, to the right, the wrong way. What happens then? So many things could go wrong. But they didn't, it worked out.

"I'm like 'wow, they crashed a real plane, this isn't like a prop. This is a real plane'. I thought they were going to do the model thing, they did not.

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"I forget who it was, it might have been Emma [Thomas, producer], somebody on set said 'you'll never experience anything like this maybe again'. Nobody uses practical effects in this way and this epic."

Tenet is in cinemas now.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Robert Pattinson

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Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]