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'Dark Knight Rises' Features Clean Energy Character

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For Marion Cotillard, who stars in this summer’s highly anticipated film “The Dark Knight Rises”, it likely wasn’t too difficult for her to step into the shoes of the character she plays.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 36-year-old finally pulled the curtain back a bit on Miranda Tate – who up to now has been something of an enigma in Nolan’s Batman universe. Cotillard insists Tate is one of the “good guys” – revealing that she’s an ecologically-minded businesswoman with an eye on pushing Wayne Enterprises in a greener direction.

“[Tate] is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises,” she says. “They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She’s a good guy.”

We’ll have to see on that last part (Based on the below trailer, Tate definitely gets close to Bruce Wayne), but it’s cool that Nolan gave Cotillard a character that’s reflective of her own beliefs. Over the years, she has been an outspoken warrior for Greenpeace and made conscious efforts to increase awareness about environmental issues.

“I’m very happy with what’s happening now and how the awareness is spreading,” she said in a 2010 interview. “Because 10 years ago my mind-set wasn’t really normal for most people. I sounded like a crazy person talking about the environment. People saw me as a hippie who wanted to make my own cheese and live with animals in a house without electricity.”

Check out the final trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises” below. The film will be released on July 20th.

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