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Robert Pattinson Says 'Tenet' Co-Star John David Washington Helped Him Get In Shape For 'The Batman'

Robert Pattinson Says 'Tenet' Co-Star John David Washington Helped Him Get In Shape For 'The Batman'

Robert Pattinson opened up in a brand new interview about how he juggled his screen tests for The Batman, while filming Tenet at the exact same time.

The 34-year-old actor chatted with Irish Times and revealed that he actually tried to trick director Christopher Nolan about his whereabouts while at the screen test.

“It’s funny because Chris is so secretive about everything to do with his movies,” he started off. “Then I had to be really secretive about Batman stuff. So I had to lie to Chris about having to go for a screen test — I said I had a family emergency. And as soon as I said ‘it’s a family emergency’ he said: ‘You’re doing the Batman audition, aren’t you?’”

It all worked out in the end with Robert getting the role.

He also revealed that working on Tenet with John David Washington helped him out in getting the Batman role, too.

“When I’m running on screen I’m generally paired with John David who is an ex-NFL player so it was the most unfair thing in the world,” Robert says. “The maximum workout I do most of the time is a casual stroll. John David can run all day long.”

He added, “It was good that I ended up being pretty fit. But definitely, at the beginning, there were days I just could not walk afterwards.”

If you didn’t see, the release date for Tenet was pushed back again. See when the movie is set to hit US theaters here…

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