Robert Pattinson tried to keep his audition for The Batman a secret from director Christopher Nolan while filming Tenet.
The 34-year-old actor says that while filming Tenet he told Nolan he had a “family emergency,” but that wasn’t going to fool Nolan who is known for his own style of keeping secrets on set (via irishtimes):
Pattinson wasn’t any better at keeping secrets: “It’s funny because Chris is so secretive about everything to do with his movies,” says the actor, who was shooting Matt Reeves’ The Batman when that production was temporarily halted in February. “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 addition, aren’t you?’”
Robert Pattinson spoke to Christopher Nolan about new Batsuit
Robert Pattinson also previously revealed that he spoke to Christopher Nolan about The Batman, asking the director for advice, so we see since Nolan knew about the audition, Pattinson was able to freely speak about the role.
“I was like, ‘What a coincidence this is happening. It’s absolutely crazy,'” Pattinson said. “I was talking about things to do with the Batsuit. How to get more movements in it.”
Tenet opens at the end of the month.
The Batman gets released Oct. 1, 2021 and is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson as the titular character and Bruce Wayne, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis as Alfred; and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot.