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Marion Cotillard Essential to Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Marion Cotillard attends the "Contagion" premiere at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Christopher Nolan, fresh off Inception, was so thrilled with Marion Cotillard that he shuffled things around for the "biggest film since the silent era" — code name: The Dark Knight Rises — to accommodate the actress's first pregnancy.* Nolan tells Vogue he worked to "figure it out," pushing the majority of Cotillard's work back a month and welcoming her family on set. “She’s Superwoman,” Nolan says. That's not a veiled tip about Cotillard actually becoming Superwoman by the film's end, is it?

*Correction: This piece initially stated that Cotillard had been pregnant three times.

Photo: Michael Loccisano/2011 Getty Images