Robert Pattinson recalls sneaky audition for 'The Batman'

He lied to Christopher Nolan while shooting 'Tenet' about a family emergency

Entertainment Desk August 10, 2020
Source: White River Academy

Robert Pattinson's time at the sets of Tenet got a bit awkward with the actor having to lie to director Christopher Nolan at one point. The Lighthouse actor had to attempt to sneak away from production in order to audition for Matt Reeves' The Batman, reported Entertainment Weekly

According to the report, that cited a recent interview of his, Pattinson had ultimately failed to keep Th Batman audition a secret from Nolan. 

“It’s funny because Chris is so secretive about everything to do with his movies,” Pattinson was quoted as saying. “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?’

Additionally, Pattinson credits Tenet shoot for helping him get in shape to play the Dark Knight. 

“When I’m running on screen I’m generally paired with John David [Washington] who is an ex-NFL player so it was the most unfair thing in the world,” Pattinson he said. “The maximum workout I do most of the time is a casual stroll. John David can run all day long. It was good that I ended up being pretty fit. But definitely, in the beginning, there were days I just could not walk afterward.”

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