Liam Neeson talks The Dark Knight Rises

Chris Nolan wouldn’t tell him what was going on

The Dark Knight Rises was the subject of such intense speculation from fans and journalists alike, that it’s understandable Chris Nolan became a little cagey about who he would share the plot with.

However, you’d have thought he’d be willing to spill the beans to his cast members, at least when they were actually on set. Well, according to Liam Neeson, that wasn’t quite how it played out…

“[Nolan] takes it to another extreme,” explains Neeson. "I didn’t know I was in the movie! I went and shot a scene for two hours with Christian Bale. There was a set, and Christian was tied up.

“I said, ‘Chris, what am I doing?’ [As Nolan:] ‘Um… well, just walk forward, and say the lines, walk back, and that’ll be it, really.’ I said, ‘What the fuck? Tell me the story!’ [As Nolan:] ‘Um… I’d prefer not to, really.’ ‘Okay, don’t mind me. I’m just an actor.’”

You know you’ve hit the big time when you can summon Liam Neeson to your movie set without telling him a thing about the project, and have him take the part anyway. Bravo, Chris. Bravo.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Oct 4th 2012, 11:35

      Maybe he didn't tell him because he was still trying to work out how he could finish it, that's how it came across to me.. I think at that point I was bored s**tless.

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    • SiMan

      Oct 4th 2012, 13:48

      Maybe he didn't tell him because Neeson would have told him it was stupid. I haven't actually watched Begins or TDK since seeing rises. I'm worried that it will have the same effect as the Lost finale and just ruin the prior seasons, knowing how it was going to end.

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    • passion4movies

      Oct 4th 2012, 18:59

      lol. Love both those answers. So Gutted the movie didn't live up to it's potential. To me it seems Nolan did "OK" with begins, got "lucky" with knight, and it all fell apart in rises. Why did the joker not make an appearance? Does Nolan realize the character did not die, thus being disrespectful to the character? My opinion though. I get it would have been hard to recast the joker, but your the director who's paid to make decisions like that.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Oct 5th 2012, 8:40

      There's disrespecting a fictional character and then there's possibly ruining the last great role of a beloved and departed actor. I know which side I'd choose to err on.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 5th 2012, 9:34

      I liked that scene alot, Raas was a father figure to Bruce.

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