Anne Hathaway Claims Christopher Nolan Doesn’t Allow Chairs On Set
In a recent interview with Variety, actress Anne Hathaway revealed a funny little tidbit about director Christopher Nolan, who she has worked with on The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar — the man doesn’t like chairs on set.
“Chris also doesn’t allow chairs,” Hathaway said. “I worked with him twice. He doesn’t allow chairs, and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they’re sitting, they’re not working. I mean, he has these incredible movies in terms of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. It always arrives at the end under schedule and under budget. I think he’s onto something with the chair thing.”
Hathaway insists that working with Nolan, chairs or not, was a rewarding experience.
“You know how you have those jobs and you just go, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to work again because this was such fun,'” Hathaway said. “Chris’ whole approach to filmmaking is one of my favorite ones. He’s broken it down to its most minimal, but also his movies are just so huge and ornate. That combination of really being intentional about what it was that we were doing — and also, he’s just so inspiring.”
Nolan’s next film is the big-budget spectacle Tenet, which was slated to hit theaters in July, but has since been pushed back to August 12. The film is written by Nolan and will utilize a mixture of IMAX and 70mm film, which is something he’s become famous for.
The director first made an impact in 2001 with his indie film Memento. His next film, Insomnia, was also a modest hit. but it wasn’t until Batman Begins hit theaters in 2005 that Nolan became a box office force in his own right. The Prestige was Nolan’s last movie to gross under $200 million worldwide. His other films include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk.
Nolan is producing Tenet along with his partner Emma Thomas and is currently slated for an August 12 release.