Marion Cotillard talks ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, insists she’s not Talia Al Ghul

Speculation about Marion Cotillard’s character in The Dark Knight Rises began even before she officially joined the cast. Many fans believed (and still do) that she’d be Talia Al Ghul, the daughter of Liam Neeson’s character from Batman Begins. There’s a been a lot of information that would suggest Cotillard isn’t just playing Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member, but Cotillard insists that she’s a “good guy”. Check out this excerpt from an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:

The actress started filming [The Dark Knight Rises] in June 2011, working on and off until the fall in locations including Los Angeles, New York and Pittsburgh. She says there were long gaps when she wasn’t needed: “It was a very, very small role.”

Otherwise, Cotillard is coy about the picture, whose storyline has fueled pages of Internet speculation. All she’ll confirm is that, contrary to some fans’ belief, she does not play Talia, the vengeful daughter of Liam Neeson‘s character, Ra’s Al Ghul (who also appeared in Batman Begins), and that she takes the role of Miranda Tate, an ecologically minded businesswoman who “is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She’s a good guy.” But does she stay that way? “Yes,” she insists.

Head on over to THR for the full interview, it’s pretty in-depth. Do you think Ms. Cotillard is telling the truth? Will she just be Miranda Tate? Let me know what you think in the comments.