Anne Hathaway reveals why Christopher Nolan does not allow chairs on set

Anne Hathaway reveals why Christopher Nolan does not allow chairs on set

Anne Hathaway has revealed British director Christopher Nolan does not allow chairs on the sets of his films.

The actress worked with Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises, starring as Catwoman opposite Christian Bale's Batman.

Speaking to Hugh Jackman for Variety's Actors on Actors issue, Hathaway revealed a surprising behind-the-scenes rule on Nolan's films.

"He doesn't allow chairs," she said. "And his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they're sitting, they're not working.

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Anne Hathaway holds her Oscar for winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Les Miserables" at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES TAGS: - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-BACKSTAGE)
Actress and co-host Anne Hathaway laughs as she arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. Hathaway's diamond necklace is by Tiffany and Co. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of the film "Bride Wars" in New York January 5, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)
Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2009. Hathaway is nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama award. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)
U.S. actress Anne Hathaway (R) is helped out of a taxi boat by a security guard at her arrival at the Venice Film Festival September 3, 2008. Hathaway stars in the movie "Rachel Getting Married" by director Jonathan Demme which is shown in the competition at the Venice Film Festival. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (ITALY)
Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the National Board Of Review Awards in New York January 8, 2013. Hathaway and the cast of the film "Les Miserables" won the Best Ensemble Award. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT PROFILE)
Actor Anne Hathaway reacts during a ceremony to honor her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Cast member Anne Hathaway poses at the premiere of "Get Smart" at the Mann Village theatre in Westwood, California June 16, 2008. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 20. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
Cast members Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell from the movie "Get Smart" pose for a portrait in Los Angeles May 30, 2008. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 20. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
25th Critics Choice Awards - Show - Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 12, 2020 - Anne Hathaway presents the Best Actor award to Joaquin Phoenix for his role in "Joker." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Anne Hathaway poses for a selfie with a fan after a ceremony to honor her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor Anne Hathaway reacts next to her parents during a ceremony to honor her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Cast members Anne Hathaway (R) and Rebel Wilson (2nd L) pose with singers Avril Lavigne (L) and Meghan Trainor at the premiere for the movie "The Hustle" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Anne Hathaway attends The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards VIP Grand Opening Event in New York City, New York, U.S., March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Cast members Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway attend a photocall for the film "Serenity", in Marina del Rey, California, U.S., January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Cast member Anne Hathaway smiles at a photocall for the film "Serenity", in Marina del Rey, California, U.S., January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Actor Anne Hathaway reacts as she speaks after receiving an award at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) dinner in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Actor Anne Hathaway reacts as she speaks after receiving an award at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) dinner in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Cast members Cate Blanchett (L to R), Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter and Rihanna pose at the world premiere of the film "Ocean's 8" at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, New York, U.S., June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Actor Anne Hathaway arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Cast member Anne Hathaway kisses Italian designer Valentino as they arrive at the world premiere of the film "Ocean's 8" at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, New York, U.S., June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Cast member Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman pose at the premiere of the movie "Colossal" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor and Global Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway attends an observance of the International Women's Day 2017 at the United Nations in New York, U.S., March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Cast members (L-R) Sacha Baron Cohen, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp pose at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo
Cast members (L-R) Sacha Baron Cohen, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp pose at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Anne Hathaway and husband, Adam Shulman, arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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"I mean, he has these incredible movies in terms of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. It always arrives at the end under schedule and under budget. I think he's onto something with the chair thing."

Nolan's latest blockbuster is the highly anticipated Tenet, starring Robert Pattinson and John David Washington.

It is set to be one of the biggest films of the year and the industry is hoping it can entice fans back to the cinema following months of lockdown.

However, studio Warner Bros has repeatedly delayed Tenet's release amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It is scheduled to launch on August 12.

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