Tenet star Kenneth Branagh has opened up about the unusual way he became involved in the new Christopher Nolan movie.
The actor takes on the role of Russian oligarch Andrei Sator in the much-anticipated thriller, which is finally hitting cinemas this week after a number of delays.
However, appearing on The One Show last night (August 24), Branagh admitted that Nolan had a rather invasive method of roping him in after working with the director on Dunkirk.
"In this case he rang up about six o'clock in the evening," the actor said. "He said, 'Hello Ken, I have this project. Are you free? Might you be interested?' I said, 'Yes.' He said, 'Well, that's great, I'm coming to see you now.'
"I said, 'What do you mean?' He said, 'I'll see you in half an hour.' I said, 'How do you know where I am?' He said, 'I know exactly where you live, I'll be with you in 30 minutes.' The door knocks in 30 minutes – it's just him with the script under his arm.
"He comes in and gives it to me, he says, 'I'll leave it for you to read and I'll call tomorrow night, six o'clock.' And I did and he did, and it all worked out. But you know that it's going to be a very bespoke operation."
Meanwhile, Nolan recently opened up to Digital Spy and other press about how Tenet links to his previous movies.
Tenet is released in UK cinemas on August 26 and in US cinemas from September 3.
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