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Marion Cotillard Isn’t Sorry For Lying About Dark Knight Rises Role

Virtually from the moment she was cast in The Dark Knight Rises, Marion Cotillard was dogged by questions about the nature of her role and whether, in fact, Wayne Enterprises board member Miranda Tate was actually Talia al Ghul, daughter of Bruce Wayne’s mentor turned enemy Ra’s Al Ghul. The French actress, who worked previously with director Christopher Nolan on Inception, insisted that her character was “a good guy” who “was not based on a character of the comic” — going so far as to emphatically deny to MTV reporter Josh Horowitz that she was lying.

Fast-forward to this week, when Horowitz sat down with Cotillard to discuss her new film Rust and Bone, only to ask her about that not-so-convincing lie.

“I knew one day I would have to face you,” she said. “It was at the Contagion premiere, wasn’t it? I know. I totally remember, and in my head I was like, ‘Some day you will meet that guy again.'”

So does she feel bad about? Just a little bit? No, not really. “I would’ve done the same,” Cotillard said. “What if I’d told you, ‘Yeah, of course, I’m like based on the –‘?”

That’s OK, Marion, you’re forgiven.


  • Stephen Cooper

    She’s supposed to feel sorry for trying not to spoil the movie?

  • Lorrie Rack

    I certainly hope she’s not sorry.  People shouldn’t have been asking her questions that they knew would spoil the movie if she answered honestly.

  • z1co80

    And so she shouldn’t be.

    What she should be sorry for though is subjecting us to one of the worst acted death scenes in movie history. lol.

  • Beast

    Everyone involved in these awful Nolan Batman films should be sorry.

  • kalorama

    Big whoop.Actors, by definition, get paid to say things that aren’t real and make people believe them. She was just doing her job.

  • Scud

     Explain what’s so awful about them.

  • Spacedog2k5

     Awful? Really? Hmm… Didn’t see *your* Batman film at any theaters or DVD racks last time I checked — Oh, wait, that’s right, you don’t have one. *womp womp*

  • Troll Hater

    Quit being a troll.

  • Wesley Street

    Haters gonna hate.

  • Meh

    Aww how cute. Beast must be one of those Burton fans and think he has anything of value to contribute as a director, like a remake of a previous film.

  • Ramone

    So she saved us from spoilers but you didn’t? Nice one.

  • Beast

    Not trolling. Just being honest.

  • Beast

    Sorry, but it’s called a difference of opinion. Deal with it.

    Hate has nothing to do with it. I don’t care enough to hate these films.

  • Beast

    While I did like the Burton films… that’s not why I don’t like the Nolan films.

  • Jason

    If you frequent the website “Comic Book Resources” and you haven’t bothered to see TDKR yet, I have exactly zero pity for you.

  • Jason

    If you frequent the website “Comic Book Resources” and you haven’t bothered to see TDKR yet, I have exactly zero pity for you.

  • JP

    Personally, I thought they were pretty boring. Christian Bales’s Batman voice makes me laugh everytime I hear it.Heath Ledger was ok but not as amazing as most everyone thinks. If everybody else loves them, that’s fine. they are just not to my liking.

  • Ssullivan0211

    She shouldn’t be sorry. Apart from the death, I personally thought Marion rocked as Talia. It’s Nolan, of course there’s gonna be secrets. But those set photos of Talia in action with the tumblers did spoil it a little bit.

  • Ssullivan021

    And she really shouldn’t say anything about that, cause that’s how brilliant of an actress that she is. It’s gonna be hard for Josh though cause if she plays any heroic characters in the future, like in a Blade Runner-esqe thing, he’s gonna be double-taking the entire time. LOL