Robert Pattinson tried to sneak off Tenet set for Batman audition

BANG! NEWS – Robert Pattinson tried to sneak away from the Tenet set to audition for The Batman.

The 34-year-old actor did not want to tell director Christopher Nolan, who previously directed the Dark Knight trilogy, that he was auditioning for the Batman reboot, but his attempts to keep the news under wraps failed.

Speaking to The Irish Times newspaper, Robert said, “It’s funny because Chris is so secretive about everything to do with his movies. And then I had to be really secretive about Batman stuff.

“So I had to lie to Chris about having to go for a screen test – I said I had a family emergency. And as soon as I said ‘it’s a family emergency’ he said, ‘You’re doing the Batman audition, aren’t you?’”

However, Robert admitted that working on Tenet ultimately helped his audition as he got extremely fit from trying to keep up with co-star and former football star John David Washington on set.

He explained, “When I’m running on screen I’m generally paired with John David who is an ex-NFL player so it was the most unfair thing in the world. The maximum workout I do most of the time is a casual stroll. John David can run all day long.

“It was good that I ended up being pretty fit. But definitely, at the beginning, there were days I just could not walk afterwards.”