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Anne Hathaway Reveals Christopher Nolan Doesn’t Allow Chairs on Set

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Although Christopher Nolan’s unorthodox way of filmmaking is well-known, new revelations have been made about his style. Recently, Anne Hathaway revealed that he does not allow chairs on the sets of his films.


After the success of The Dark Knight Rises, she starred in another blockbuster Nolan film.

While her career started with The Princess Diaries, she has since moved on to many mature projects. Her transition to adult roles came in 2005 when she starred in Brokeback Mountain. While the film received many awards, people praised Anne Hathaway’s performance as well. Since then, she has starred in many award-winning films like The Devil Wears Prada, Becoming Jane, Bride Wars, One Day, and Les Miserables. In 2012, she starred in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. After that, she reunited with the eccentric director in his epic science fiction film Interstellar.

Recently, Anne Hathaway made interesting revelations about Nolan.

During the new episode of Actors on Actors, she sat down with her Les Miserables co-star, Hugh Jackman. While talking about the directors who don’t allow phones on sets, Jackman mentioned Darren Aronofsky and Denis Villeneuve. Instantly after, Anne Hathaway mentioned Christopher Nolan and his no-phone rule. While Hathaway starred in two of his films, Jackman has also worked with him on The Prestige. Further discussing Nolan’s unusual rules, Anne Hathaway said:

‘Chris also doesn’t allow chairs. 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. It always arrives at the end under schedule and under budget. I think he’s onto something with the chair thing.’

Furthermore, she clarified that it may be because of how efficient he is as a filmmaker. She said:

‘Nolan makes incredible movies in terms of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. 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.’

After this revelation, will Hathaway get another Nolan film or not, only time will tell.

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