Chair-gate is upon us. In a brand new Selection Actors on Actors interview, Anne Hathaway claimed that The Darkish Knight director Christopher Nolan “doesn’t enable chairs” on set, as sitting down implies that actors will not be actively working. Nolan’s alleged anti-chair stance precipitated fairly a stir on Twitter, the place customers referred to as out the “ableist” observe. “This appears… unethical at greatest, abusive at worst,” wrote Bustle’s Olivia Truffaut-Wong.
This week, Les Miserables co-stars Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman reunited as a part of Selection’s Actors on Actors sequence, and their dialogue shortly made its method to sure administrators’ excessive strategies. When Jackman stated that he’s labored with two administrators that don’t enable cell telephones on set, Darren Aronofsky and Denis Villeneuve, Hathaway reminded him that he’s truly “labored with three” such auteurs, the third being Christopher Nolan.
“Chris additionally doesn’t enable chairs,” stated Hathaway, who starred in Interstellar and The Darkish Knight Rises. “I labored with him twice. He doesn’t enable chairs, and his reasoning is, when you’ve got chairs, folks will sit, and in the event that they’re sitting, they’re not working. I imply, he has these unimaginable motion pictures by way of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. It at all times arrives on the finish beneath schedule and beneath funds. I feel he’s onto one thing with the chair factor.”
Hathaway’s declare ignited a firestorm on Twitter, however one outstanding determine stepped as much as contradict her account. “I used to be on the units of each The Darkish Knight Rises and Interstellar, and other people, I’m telling you, there have been chairs,” tweeted former Leisure Weekly journalist Jeff Jensen. “I even sat in a pair.”
It ought to shock nobody to study that Jensen’s tweet didn’t deter customers from dragging Nolan all night time lengthy. “I went again to have a look at his movies… and severely. The dude has no chairs on set,” wrote one person. “Give your crew fucking chairs,” stated one other. “Disabled actors exist and shouldn’t must combat for the essential proper to take a seat,” added one other.
Take a look at Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman’s (seated) Actors on Actors interview on Selection.
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