Paul Dano Couldn’t Sleep As The Riddler In The Batman

“My head was just throbbing with heat.”

The Batman — yes, the one starring Robert Pattinson — is already one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

Along with Pattinson, Paul Dano (who you might remember from There Will Be Blood) plays one of Batman’s nemeses, The Riddler.

Warner Bros / courtesy Everett Collection

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dano revealed that playing the Riddler was so intense that he ended up losing sleep while immersed in the role.

Dan Macmedan / WireImage / Getty Images

“There were some nights around that I probably didn’t sleep as well as I would’ve wanted to just because it was a little hard to come down from this character,” he explained.

Rachel Luna / Getty Images

“It takes a lot of energy to get there. And so you almost have to sustain it once you’re there because going up and down is kind of hard.”

Paul Archuleta / FilmMagic / Getty images

Dano says that part of the reason he had trouble sleeping was because he’d wrap himself in plastic wrap to get into character — since The Riddler doesn’t like leaving DNA at crime scenes.

Walter Mcbride / WireImage / Getty Images

“My head was just throbbing with heat,” Paul remembered. “I went home that night, after the first full day in that, and I almost couldn’t sleep because I was scared of what was happening to my head.”

Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images

“It was like compressed from the sweat and the heat and the lack of oxygen. It was a crazy feeling.”

Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images

Read the whole interview here. The Batman hits theaters on March 4.

Source link