John David Washington, who plays the leading role in the upcoming Christopher Nolan-directed movie "Tenet", admitted that the films shooting days in Tallinn last summer were very tiring, and afterwards, he was so exhausted that he couldn´t run for a month.
"There were times I couldn´t get out bed. When the shooting of the film had been going for two weeks, I had a feeling that I couldn't finish this. I didn´t want to tell anybody, because I thought that I was willing to die for the film," Washington said in an interview with men's magazine Esquire.
Washington added that he felt that he has to give it his all, because the film was worth it. "I thought that even if I broke a bone, I wouldn´t tell anyone before the shooting was done," Washington said.
The director of "Tenet", Briton Christopher Nolan, said that while he normally tries to not think of an actor when working on a film, he couldn´t get Washington out of his head when writing "Tenet".
He had previously seen Washington, son of Hollywood legend Denzel and a former running back for the NFL's St. Louis (now L.A.) Rams, in the series "Ballers", and was fascinated by his charm.
"When I first talked to him, it felt like big things were going to happen with him soon. From a selfish point of view, I instantly thought that I wanted to be a part of this actor´s journey, I wanted to use his energy," Nolan said.
Editor: Roberta Vaino