Marion Cotillard Talks The Dark Knight Rises

Marion Cotillard Talks The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises actress Marion Cotillard recently attended the premiere of her new movie Contagion, where she coyly talked about her character, Miranda Tate, in The Dark Knight Rises.

Almost immediately after she was cast, speculation rose that Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member who is not featured in the comic books, is actually an alias for Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s al Ghul. Here’s what she had to say below, when asked if she looked to the comic books for inspiration.

When asked if she was lying to protect the secretive nature of Christopher Nolan’s production, she denied the allegation. It is possible that Miranda Tate really isn’t the alter-ego of Talia al Ghul, but at the same time, it is possible that they are one and the same. Take a look at the actresses video interview below.

The Dark Knight Rises comes to theaters July 20th, 2012 and stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

See Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

See Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros. has released the first promo image of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, the next installment in the Batman franchise.

The 28-year-old Anne Hathaway joins veterans Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in the Christopher Nolan-direction action flick.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story,” Nolan said in January.

Though Hathaway hasn’t revealed much about her role (“I signed a blood oath,” she says), the actress is looking forward to portraying the iconic D.C. Comics character.

See Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises

“I want to be the best actress I can be and that means working with the best people and taking the most challenging roles,” Hathaway tells Total Film. “That’s the plan and so far it’s led to some really exciting places.”

Catwoman was first played by actress Julie Newmar (now 77) in the 1966 Batman TV series; Eartha Kitt took over the role in the show’s third season. The feline vixen was last played by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992’s Batman Returns. (Halle Berry starred in the 2004 flop Catwoman; the heroine’s alter-ego was renamed Patience Phillips.)

Arriving in theaters July 20, 2012, The Dark Knight Rises also features three new characters: John Blake (played by Joseph Gordon Levitt), Miranda Tate (played by Marion Cotillard) and Bane (played by Tom Hardy).

Read Full Production Notes for The Dark Knight Rises.