TDKR: Marion Cotillard Faces Up To Her Talia Al Ghul Deception

TDKR: Marion Cotillard Faces Up To Her Talia Al Ghul Deception

Liar liar pants on fire! I'm sure you all remember Cotillard vehemently denying that she would be playing any other character other than 'Miranda Tate' in TDKR. Of course, she had no choice, but now she faces the music in a fun interview with MTV..

Lets be honest, we all knew who Marion Cotillard was really playing in The Dark Knight Rises. It was all up in the air for a while and there were a few possibilities, but when those set pics leaked of the actress looking quite villainous in some new garb, climbing into one of Bane's stolen Tumblers, the cat was well and truly out of the bag. But still, about a year ago in an interview with MTV, the actress swore that her character was not in the comics, that she was playing a good guy, and that she definitely wasn't lying! Well..

"I totally remember," laughed Cotillard. "I knew one day I would have to face you. It was at the 'Contagion' premiere, wasn't it? I know. I totally remember. In my head I was like, 'Some day you will meet that guy again.'" Cotillard also reveals that she very nearly had to pass on the role because her "personal life was very, very busy" around the time, but director Christopher Nolan was determined to get her on board and worked his schedule around her. "He made it work and I was so happy, because I love working with him," said the French actress. "He directs these big-scale, huge movies, but at the same time he's a real artist. He's an author. He's like an independent filmmaker directing huge movies, which is very inspiring. He's at every step of the process of the movie. He really owns the stories he tells."

The Dark Knight Rises is out on Blu-ray/DVD December 4th.

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ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 11/28/2012, 7:03 AM
^agreed... buy the blu ray instead, on dec 4 :P
Mego - 11/28/2012, 7:07 AM
I would like to see her response to the fact that it was so obvious that only poor dumb Bruce Wayne couldnt see it.
And her thoughts on her poor performance and death scene.

@Prot3ctor Theres DVD quality copies of it online. Not the filmed in a theater thing.
I wouldnt pay $20 for a copy of it. $5 maybe.
RorMachine - 11/28/2012, 7:11 AM
She gave a great performance in the movie, but yes her death scene didn't work at all. That could just as easily been the direction, it wasn't like Nolan couldn't ask for another take. Nobody who has seen her in ANYTHING could call her a bad actor with a straight face.
RorMachine - 11/28/2012, 7:26 AM
It was just a stupid way to kill her off in general. I understand they couldn't have a woman meet too violent an end in a pg13 movie but still. Although I guess there was the countdown to consider, they couldn't exactly waste any more time in a scrap with Batman. Oh, I got it, have Catwoman keep her busy while Batman took to the skies with the bomb. Sorted.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 11/28/2012, 7:29 AM
I didn't think the death scene was all that bad till i got on this site. If anything i thought it was [frick]ing brutal, Talia was paralyzed and choking on her own breath, how else was she gonna die.
DC4everLantern - 11/28/2012, 7:31 AM
She is so hot!
RorMachine - 11/28/2012, 7:32 AM
I think it was just that last death throe before she closed her eyes that people have issue least that's all I found silly about it. It was just a bit too OTT I guess.
Preston - 11/28/2012, 7:35 AM
All I want her to do is fess up to this:

PapaEmeritus - 11/28/2012, 7:38 AM
I agree with Ror. She's such a fine actress, shame that death scene was pathetic! LOL
BIGBMH - 11/28/2012, 7:46 AM
The death scene sucked, but other than that she did fine. Talia was just poorly written.
IronManny819 - 11/28/2012, 7:48 AM
Her boobs should get best supporting actress(es).
GarthRanzz - 11/28/2012, 7:50 AM
She should've grabbed some experimental weapon and cracked jokes for people on this site to respect a on-screen death.
Preston - 11/28/2012, 7:59 AM

Where have you been? No more editorials, videos, etc.

The whole death scene was 'rubbish'. BATMAN, practically kills her because he needs to obtain the bomb, get it out of Gotham, and he only has minutes to spare.

So, instead of grabbing the bomb and getting out of there. He sits around and has a 10 minute conversation with Gordan, "A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy's shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended."

That is right, BATMAN turns into the RIDDLER while there is a Nuke with less than 6 minutes on the clock. WTF?!?

Marion Cotillard's fan base thinks that she was rushed by the director (so they blame NOLAN) who needed time for the long goodbye. A seasoned actress would have never made a death scene seem so fake.
AC1 - 11/28/2012, 8:03 AM
@Prot3ctor I don't think the negative reactions came from spoilers being revealed pre-release, it was because a lot of people (myself included) found the film disappointing because it was very unoriginal, relied on a lot of cliches, and was so ridden with plot holes that it became quite hard to follow (a certain amount of plot holes can be forgiven in a movie, but there are so many in TDKR that it really takes you out of the movie).

It's not a bad film per-se, but it's clearly Nolan's worst film by a mile. It certainly has its moments though, it starts off quite well but quickly goes down hill, and only has a few good moments in amongst the rubbish. And the finale/climactic battle is a joke. It does redeem itself with the epilogue montage somewhat though at the end.
BruceWayneNewton - 11/28/2012, 8:08 AM
She was fine in the movie up until the death scene but to be honest, the whole movie could have done without her presence and probably should have. Take her out and just have Bane elude or mention her at some point. I am watching the bluray as I type this and she really didn't add much to the film. Bane and Batman is still the best fight scene in CBM history!
AC1 - 11/28/2012, 8:10 AM
@Ror you mention that the countdown might be a reason, but it's a plot device written into the movie - meaning Nolan had control over it and could easily have worked around it to suit the story better.

The entire nuclear bomb subplot was ridiculous. Such a stupid gimmick to end what could've been the best action film trilogy so far. Just a way for Nolan to wrap up the film by force (by that I mean the story wouldn't draw to a natural close, so the countdown of the bomb is there to force an ending).
AC1 - 11/28/2012, 8:11 AM
And how Bane was handled at the end of the film!!! They ruined an excellent villain in such an awful way!
datNAMEtho - 11/28/2012, 8:20 AM
People are exaggerating her death scene way too much. If you read the script it basically says that she had her last breath and died. And she did just that.

Besides that, I think it's kinda nice to have a villain dying in a more normal way, rather than in the most spectacle way possible.
Ranger14 - 11/28/2012, 8:22 AM
Acira@ ^^^^ Yes, the way both Talia and Bane were taken out at the end was poorly done. Couldn't agree more and also with the nuclear bomb aspect. The nuclear bomb threat is so overdone in films...way too cliche'.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 11/28/2012, 8:24 AM
What's wrong with the nuclear bomb aspect. Top 3 movies of 2012 had nuclear bomb plots, smh.
mbembet - 11/28/2012, 8:37 AM
A goddess she's totally the perfect Talia al ghul
pud333 - 11/28/2012, 8:54 AM
I don't understand the big deal with getting her for the role. I know Nolan has his favorites but she really didnt stand out. Maybe it's because I expected her to be Talia. I dunno. I figure a dozen other actresses could have done that role.
LorenzoVonMatterhorn93 - 11/28/2012, 8:54 AM
i liked her uptil the point she [frick]ed up her own death. she really [frick]ed that right up.
CrazyKeaton - 11/28/2012, 9:03 AM
horrible writing by the nolans and goyer.. everything from the characters they chose to the title of the movie.. to the 8 year gap to the ending.. i mean c'mon
GoILL - 11/28/2012, 9:20 AM

She sure is man.
Azazel1 - 11/28/2012, 9:22 AM
One of the best actors on the planet-

One of THE highlights of the film

Her "reveal" to Batman was awesome and really well written...
Azazel1 - 11/28/2012, 9:26 AM
I have to laugh at these fanboys criticizing a great performance only because of a really really short death scene which okay wasn't that great but wasn't that bad either, but is only a fraction of her performance..
Shadowelfz - 11/28/2012, 9:34 AM
I really liked the movie but yeah both Bane and Talia's death/ defeat scenes were terrible. Everything else was pretty good up to that point except the forced John Blake shots.

And yeah Colliard should have changed the subject or been coy. Straight out lying isnt cool.
marvel72 - 11/28/2012, 10:28 AM
good actress shit death scene,she would of made a better catwoman than hathaway much more sexy.
thewonderer - 11/28/2012, 10:29 AM
Poor performance? Is everyone forgetting the REST of her runtime.

Her death scene was the only iffy part. And god forbid she die with a head movement. Hahahaha it's so funny how she just dies and moves her head. Actually it isn't funny at all.

And the people wondering why batman didn't figure out he was talia. In Arkham city how did batman not figure out the true joker from Clayface? Hez a detective isn't he?

Yeah hes a detective, not a freaking mind reader. Too bad Nolan didn't show stupid thugs openly discussing their masters plans. Would've made the movie so much more stupidly batman I'm sure
thewonderer - 11/28/2012, 10:30 AM
*she was talia
JorEllinator - 11/28/2012, 10:58 AM
I don't think that this was Nolan's worst movie, I think it's better than Insomnia, Memento, Following and maybe the Prestige, I think it's on level with Begins, and I think Inception is his best movie.
yourdaddy - 11/28/2012, 11:14 AM
what the hell was "good" about her performance? her performance was average. and her death scene was shit. which, considering her meager screentime, averages out to a less-than-average performance.

how can your standards be so low? are you the same people who think hathaway and tom hardy are winning oscars for tdkr?
yourdaddy - 11/28/2012, 11:18 AM
i'm telling you guys, this wonderer kid has an IQ of no more than 30.
moonknightatl - 11/28/2012, 11:52 AM
Her sultry hot looks is about all I remember from this film. Would like to see more of her on film.
Minato - 11/28/2012, 12:24 PM
She needs to atone for that death scene. Jim Carey had a more believable death in the Mask at the club.
thewonderer - 11/28/2012, 12:27 PM
@kamen and blackster

I'm sure you guys have a fun time wanking off whenever you think you've said something funny.

But lets stay on topic here, Blackster. Lets see your points hmm, oh wait that comment had none so thats a waste of time. Just a pathetic insult, cool cool.

Next one, theres nothing wrong with her performance. The role doesn't call for much, but she pulled off slyfulness pretty damn well. If theres nothing wrong with her performance, thats considered good in my book. As for her death scene, again god forbid her head lead down as she dies. Lets [frick]ing stone the girl with bricks and criticism because she moved her head down upon dying.

*commence insult response and picture and/or gif to go along with it*

THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 11/28/2012, 12:30 PM
Sick of the comment section. Same arguments every time. Say something new for once.
ATrueHero1987 - 11/28/2012, 12:34 PM
I liked her performance but I will admit her death scene, I was thinking"...really"?

As for Talia, I'm with @Gambit89
Azazel1 - 11/28/2012, 12:36 PM
@Thewonderer-Look Kamen Rider hasn't even seen TDKR yet, so his opinion as to TDKR or how intelligent or unintelligent your comments are are irrelevant. So let him ankle bite. That is what Kamen does....
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