Dark Knight Rises delayed for Marion

2012-07-17 20:56
New York - Christopher Nolan delayed filming on The Dark Knight Rises for Marion Cotillard.

The French beauty plays the love interest of Christian Bale's alter-ego, Bruce Wayne/Batman, in the new movie but after Marion discovered filming dates would clash with the birth of her son Marcel, the director adjusted his $250m production schedule, saying he wanted to "figure it out".

Praising the 36-year-old star, Christopher told US Vogue: "She's Superwoman."

Although Marion found it difficult to return to work straight after giving birth she is happy she did.

She said: "I've never been more exhausted. But I've never had more energy. This is the paradox of being happy. That's where it comes from."

In the movies she plays Miranda Tate - an ecologically-minded businesswoman - whom Bruce falls for.

She previously said: "They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She's a good guy.

"They don't know each other initially, but they meet and kind of understand each other right away. They both have a lot of money and are trying to use it in a good way, but there's also tension between them."