ETV exclusive: 'Tenet' director and stars talk about filming in Tallinn

The main cast of Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, and the director himself, gave an exclusive TV interview to ETV's "Ringvaade" magazine show, which aired Thursday evening.

The Hollywood stars recounted their experiences filming, saying they had only warm memories of their time in Tallinn, ERR's Menu portal writes.

Christopher Nolan said that finishing the movie had been a nerve-wracking yet exciting time for him.

"Well, there's always a sense of nervous excitement around finishing a movie. And having worked on it in privacy for years and now you have to share it with the world," he said.

"And the audience will sort of tell you what it is that you have done. I am very excited that the studio is releasing the film in places where theaters have been able to open. And it will be exciting to see it roll across the world over the coming months and see people's reactions because ultimately when you make a film like this, you make it for the audience."

Nolan added that he has great memories of Tallinn and last summer because he spent the time here with his family.

The main theme of "Tenet" and Nolan's movies in general - previous offerings include "Inception", "Insomnia", "Memento" and "Dunkirk" - is time and its passing.

John David Washington, cast in the lead role, said that the movie also made him appreciate the value of time more. "You shouldn't waste any time, it's precious. Overall, he enjoyed the shooting period in Tallinn, where scenes were shot at the Linnahall, on Laagna tee and at other locations, he said.

Co-star Robert Pattinson said that he really enjoyed being in Tallinn. "I loved Tallinn. I didn't know what to expect when I went there, but I thought it was so cool. The nicest restaurants, so beautiful."

Elizabeth Debicki agreed with Pattinson. "I thought the people were beautiful and your restaurants are amazing," she said.

The full segment, with interviewer Jüri Muttika and the cast members and director, is above.


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