Sometimes even the best movies have a moment or two that still irks viewers. During the incredible crescendo that director Christopher Nolan created for The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final installment of his Batman series, Marion Cotillard's villainous character passed away from injuries caused from a truck crash.
But to say this ending for Talia Al Ghul was awkward and unfitting of the motion picture would be making the mother of all understatements. For a movie that featured some of the best acting talent going, including Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Cotillard herself. The scene came across as unauthentic.
Marion Speaks Out
Plugging her new movie Allied with the press, it demonstrates how much that moment sticks in the minds of moviegoers. Case in point -- 4 years later and that topic still comes up. Speaking with French site Allocine, she told them what she thought about the public reaction.
"But I thought people overreacted, because it was tough to be identified just with this scene," remarked Cotillard in her native tongue. "When I’m doing the best I can to find the authenticity in every character that I’m playing, it’s tough to be known just for this scene.”
Despite living a moment that could have damaged her going forward, the 41-year old is experienced and grounded enough to laugh it off.
"I just thought the reaction was disproportionate, and it helps to laugh about it."
Marion Teams Up Again With Fassbender For Videogame Adaptation
Linking up with her Macbeth co-star Michael Fassbender, the duo were reunited recently to co-star in the fantasy thriller Assassin's Creed. Making the leap from Shakespeare to a videogame adaptation is not a regular occurrence. But Cotillard explained that she was a gamer from an early age.
"I was totally addicted to Tetris, a different kind of video game," said the actress. "And Mario Bros. Super Mario."
And not only did Cotillard get an opportunity to see Fassbender again, but also director Justin Kurzel. Who she is a big fan of.
"When I worked with Justin the first time, and all these amazing people he brought with him to work on Macbeth, I just had a very, very strong experience," she stated.
"Justin is definitely one of the best directors I've worked with so I was super excited and happy to get to work with him again on this very different project."