Robert Pattinson is looking forward to the release of his new movie Tenet – as he has no idea what the film’s about.
The Twilight star, who will be back at work on The Batman when the coronavirus-prompted filming lockdown is lifted in the U.K., admits director Christopher Nolan‘s much-anticipated new release had him scratching his head as he was making it.
Speaking to Esquire alongside co-star John David Washington, he says, “It’s an incredibly complicated movie, like all of Chris’ movies. I mean, you have to watch them when they’re completely finished and edited three or four times to understand what the true meaning is.”
“When you’re doing them, I mean, there were months at a time where I’m like, ‘Am I… I actually, honestly, have no idea if I’m even vaguely understanding what’s happening’. I would definitely say that to John David.
“On the last day, I asked him a question about what was happening in a scene, and it was just so profoundly the wrong take on the character. And it was like, ‘Have you been thinking this the entire time?’
“There’s definitely a bond in the end in kind of hiding the fact that maybe neither one of us knew exactly what was going on. But then I thought, ‘Ah, but John David actually did know. He had to know what was going on’.”
Tenet will hit cinemas when they re-open.