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Marion Cotillard insists she’s not playing Talia Al Ghul in “The Dark Knight Rises”

Marion Cotillard in Inception

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If Marion Cotillard is to be believed, she will not be playing Talia Al Ghul in “The Dark Knight Rises.” We just aren’t sure if we believe her.

All evidence has seemed to point to the actress’s character Miranda Tate actually being a cover for Talia, but Cotillard said in a new interview that that’s not the case. Instead, she says Miranda is exactly as she seems: an ecologically minded businesswoman “fascinated by Wayne Enterprises.”

“It was a very, very small role,” she insisted in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “[Wayne Enterprises] go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She’s a good guy.”

When asked if she remains the same throughout the movie, she insisted, “Yes.”

Fans have speculated that both Cotillard and Joseph Gordon Levitt’s roles are more than meet the eye, though both actors have denied that’s the case. In Cotillard’s case, many assumed that she will be playing the vengeful daughter of Liam Neeson’s “Batman Begins” character Ra’s Al Ghul, who died in the first film but has been confirmed will return in this one. It seems like a wasted opportunity to not have Cotillard play the character, unless some other actress in this movie is doing it instead.

Regardless, it’s doubtful that we’ll find out either way until “The Dark Knight Rises” hits theaters on July 20. For now, we’ll remain skeptical of Cotillard’s claim. After all, why would director Christopher Nolan bring the Oscar-winner onboard only to use her in a “very, very small role”? We’ll have to wait and see.

Do you believe Cotillard about the size of her part? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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