Christopher Nolan addresses on-set chair ban that's sitting well as Twitter meme
Chair-less whispers: Nolan comments on reports that he's not always a fan of chairs.
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"Chris also doesn't allow chairs ... and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they're sitting, they're not working," Hathaway told Variety on Monday. "He has these incredible
in terms of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. It always arrives at the end under schedule and under budget. I think he's onto something with the chair thing."
On Tuesday, a representative for Nolan issued a statement explaining the filmmaker's thoughts about chairs on set.
"For the record, the only things banned from [Nolan's] sets are cell phones (not always successfully) and smoking (very successfully)," Nolan's spokesperson told Indiewire. "The chairs Anne was referring to are the directors' chairs clustered around the video monitor, allocated on the basis of hierarchy not physical need. Chris chooses not to use his but has never banned chairs from the set. Cast and crew can sit wherever and whenever they need, and frequently do."
By the time Nolan issued his statement, however, fans had already taken to
with their own hilarious reactions to the anti-sitting idea.