'Dark Knight Rises' Director Christopher Nolan Delayed Shooting for Pregnant Marion Cotillard

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Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan says he delayed shooting scenes for the upcoming Batman threequel to secure a role for Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, who was pregnant with son Marcel around the time that Rises began filming.

Nolan, who was interviewed for the August 2012 issue of Vogue, on which Cotillard graces the cover, tells the magazine he pushed most of Cotillard's scenes back a month, and even made room on set for her family, all so that she could play Bruce Wayne's (Christian Bale) love interest, Miranda Tate.

Naturally, the delay paid off. In fact, Nolan tells Vogue that it was "amazing to see" how quickly Cotillard was able to begin working after giving birth, and referred to her as "Superwoman."

Cotillard -- who worked with Nolan on the 2010 Oscar-winning mind-bender Inception -- welcomed Marcel on May 19, 2011.

Marcel's father is actor-director Guillaume Canet. He directed Cotillard in the upcoming movie Blood Ties, out 2013.

The Dark Knight Rises -- which is already receiving rave reviews from top film critics -- opens Friday.

For more on Marion Cotillard, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Vogue, on stands July 24.

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