Marion Cotillard is all up in the Web(z) stating emphatically that she’s not Talia Al Ghul. Allow me to inform you of something! I don’t buy it. Imma bet this is some Obi-Wan equivocating.
Would an Oscar-winning actress lie to us all? That’s what I’m wondering after reading the latest comments from Dark Knight Rises co-star Marion Cotillard. The actress plays a character named Miranda Tate in Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming film and rumors have run ramptant (almost to the point of being considered fact) that she’s actually Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul, who was played by Liam Neeson inBatman Begins.
However, in a new interview, Cotillard was posed with that question and instead of playing it coy and ambiguous, she flat out said she does not play Talia Al Ghul and that Tate is a force for good all the way through the movie. Read her quote and the evidence against it after the jump.
The quote (which was already featured in today’s Superhero Bits) comes from an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Here’s the excerpt from the profile:
The actress started filming Knight in June 2011, working on and off until the fall in locations including Los Angeles, New York and Pittsburgh. She says there were long gaps when she wasn’t needed: “It was a very, very small role.”
Otherwise, Cotillard is coy about the picture, whose storyline has fueled pages of Internet speculation. All she’ll confirm is that, contrary to some fans’ belief, she does not play Talia, the vengeful daughter of Liam Neeson’s character, Ra’s Al Ghul (who also appeared in Batman Begins), and that she takes the role of Miranda Tate, an ecologically minded businesswoman who “is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She’s a good guy.” But does she stay that way? “Yes,” she insists.
So like…Maybe I’m just refusing to bite this apple, but she doesn’t actually say she’s not Ra’s Al Ghul’s daughter. Right? A villain’s daughter by any other name, amirite?