Your co-star, Robert Pattinson, talks about how he was locked in a room when he first read the Tenet script. What was your experience?
‘They provided water, so it wasn’t like a panic room. I remember reading the title, then [Christopher Nolan’s] name and thinking: Oh my God, this is not real life right now. I took my iPad out, put on some classical music and started reading.’
It must have been a bit like being in a Christopher Nolan movie.
‘I think it would be a cliché to say that, but I really felt that. It was the optics of it... going from the meeting to getting the job. I come from the NFL and you can be cut at any time. I thought that at some point they were going to be like, “Yeah, this was a test.”’
Nolan: "That test you passed... not everybody does. Welcome to the afterlife."
Guys, although the cast try their best not spoil any plot details, and I don’t know what is considered a spoiler and what is not. Just be careful if you don’t want to know anything further.
Minor spoiler and a cool detail about Branagh’s character and some of what he had to do :
A while ago, Branagh kinda gave a vague statement about the difficulty of what he had to do in the film and I gave a guess that he might have learned lines backwards sl that he would sound normal in reverse and it seems that JDW confirmed it. I think that’s incredible.
It has been done on Twin Peaks but I’m not sure something like this was attempted in a huge action film.
Yesterday Nolan was interviewed over Zoom by NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation), our government-owned TV channel. Never seen that before, they spent a long time on Nolan as an auteur in a segment shown on the news (in primetime). It focused on his theme of time in particular and didn't even mention the fact that Tenet filmed here. I've never seen that kind of a focus on a foreign filmmaker.