Marion Cotillard has revealed that she never believed she would star in a Batman film.
The French actress got the role of Miranda Tate in The Dark Knight Rises after impressing director Christopher Nolan on Inception.
"This is a dream you cannot have. A French actress being in a Batman movie, I never expected it, to be in this movie," she said.
"When I got the call and Chris told me that it was possible with my personal schedule to make it work, I was overwhelmed with joy."
Marion said she enjoyed reuniting with Christopher on the third and final instalment of the filmmaker's Batman series.
"I love working with Chris. He fosters a great feeling of family on the set, even on such a huge movie. And he has the intelligence and imagination to take you on an unbelievable adventure and make it something you believe," she explained.
"It was especially interesting to work with him to create the character of Miranda because she doesn't exist in the comics."