Christopher Nolan is incredibly secretive about his films. So much so that we still don’t fully know what Tenet is about. We just know it’s a Nolan movie and therefore, we’re in for something epic.
Apparently, Nolan’s so secretive that actor Robert Pattinson didn’t know that he was going to discuss co-starring in Tenet when he originally met with Nolan.
Pattinson told EW:
“I was in London at the beginning of last year and had kind of absolutely nothing going. So, I was panicking about that when out of nowhere there was a call to say, ‘Do you want to come back to LA?’ [I] went to meet him, and we kind of talked for three hours, and I have no idea what I’m meeting for, what the subject is. I was actually going back through his filmography to kind of try and predict what sort of genre he would go into next. And then, after hours of talking, he finally kind said in the last two minutes, ‘So, I’ve been writing this thing and would you like to come back and read it?'”
“There was this pack of chocolates on the table. I had a massive blood sugar drop by the end of this conversation. I thought I was going to pass out because we’d been talking so much. I was trying to concentrate so much. Finally, I asked for one of the chocolates and he immediately ended the meeting. I was like, oh my god, I f—ed it up.”
Pattinson, as we know; got the role. That doesn’t mean we’re going to know much about the part before seeing Tenet. Nolan stated:
“Rob plays a character called Neil in the film — or we think may be called Neil. You never really quite know what’s going on with these identities. But he’s the very definition of a fantastic supporting character. He’s a very important character to this film, but he’s very much in support of John David’s character.”
At least we know the name of Pattinson’s character, right? Tenet stars John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. Tenet should be hitting theaters on July 30th. Are you excited for Tenet?
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