Before Ben Affleck’s Batman entered the DC Extended Universe as part of Warner Bros. new verse for DC Films, there was Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. In the franchise’s final installment, The Dark Knight Rises, Marion Cotillard portrayed the villainous Talia al Ghul, daughter of Liam Neeson’s Ra’s al Ghul.
Talia was one of the few characters to bite the dust in the trilogy, but probably the only one with the most awkward death scene of all time. In a new interview interview, that was conducted in French, Cotillard spoke about that death scene and how she feel that maybe, just maybe, people overreacted to how the death was portrayed.
“We’re all in the same boat, and if sometimes it gets out of control, then everyone is involved. Sometimes there are failures, and when you see this on screen, you’re thinking: ‘Why? Why did they keep that take?’ But either you blame everyone or nobody. But I thought people overreacted, because it was tough to be identified just with this scene. When I’m doing the best I can to find the authenticity in every character that I’m playing, it’s tough to be known just for this scene.”
The Dark Knight Rises is available on Blu-Ray/DVD as well as part of The Dark Knight complete trilogy set.