Pattinson Relives Three-Hour First Meeting with Christopher Nolan: ‘I Was Going to Pass Out’
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Robert Pattinson read the "Tenet" script while locked up in a strictly security room, but this pressure was nothing compared to his first meeting with director Christopher Nolan. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pattinson reveals that his first meeting with the productive director took three hours. The actor went into the meeting without knowing why Nolan asked for his presence.
"I met him and we talked for three hours and I have no idea what I'm meeting for, what the subject is," said Pattinson. “I actually went through his filmography to predict which genre he would go into next. And then, after hours of talking, he finally said kindly in the last two minutes, "So I wrote this thing and you want to come back and read it?"
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To this extent, Nolan Pattinson mentioned "Tenet" during her three-hour meeting. The actor would not reveal what they were discussing, even though the conversation lasted so long that Pattinson was so exhausted that he almost passed out. Pattinson once asked for a snack because the meeting was taking so long, and at the time he thought it might cost him the job.
"There was this box of chocolates on the table," said Pattinson. “At the end of this conversation, I had a massive drop of blood sugar. I thought I was going to pass out because we talked so much. I tried to concentrate so much. Finally I asked for one of the chocolates and he immediately ended the meeting. I thought oh my god I messed it up. "
Pattinson plays an operative character named Neil in "Tenet", although not even Nolan will confirm the name. The director told EW: “Rob is playing a character called Neil in the film - or we think she's called Neil. You never know exactly what's going on with these identities. But he is exactly the definition of a fantastic secondary character. He is a very important character in this film, but he supports John David's character very much. "
Warner Bros. opens “Tenet” in cinemas nationwide on July 31.
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