Originally Posted by Pfeiffer-Pfan
Hathaway did, however, have much more chemistry with Bale than I thought possible.
He's a bit of a wet fish when it comes to female co stars, so I give her credit for bringing something out of him.
Yes. I mean, he does have chemistry with certain leading ladies as eel (like The Flowers of War and American Hustle). But compared to Gyllenhaal and Holmes? It was night and day, how much he lit up around her. Another aspect that made Talia feel a bit awkward in her inclusion, as there was no chemistry there.
I think Nolan got exactly what he was going for, which was not a straight romance. But he could have gotten one between those two.