Christopher Nolan is known for making rather abstract and perplexing cinematic epics, most notably the celebrated Inception as well as the intricately woven stories in Memento and The Prestige. Now, with Interstellar hitting screens across the country, it looks like he's created a project with even greater scope and complexity.
According to actress Anne Hathaway, who stars as astronaut Amelia Brand, the movie can be difficult to fully understand, even for those involved in its creation.
Hathaway stopped to talk to ET on the red carpet at the film's New York premiere, and she shared her own experience discovering the meaning of the film.
"The second time watching the film – after having read the script probably upwards of 70 times – I ran up to Chris at the end of the screening and said, 'Oh my god! I understand the ending!'" Hathaway shared, laughing. "He said, 'Wait a minute, like, just now?' and I'm like, 'Yeah, just now!'"
"I think he was a little disappointed in me," Hathaway added, "But I didn't care because the movie is awesome!"
In the film, Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey play astronauts who undertake a dangerous voyage through a wormhole in space in an attempt to explore the vast reaches of the universe. Their goal is to find a hospitable place for humans to live as Earth is being devastated by environmental disasters.
Interstellar hits theaters in limited release on November 5, and opens nationwide two days later on November 7.
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