Ever since Marion Cotillard joined the cast for Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, many fans have speculated that the actress will be playing Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra's al Ghul (Ken Watanabe in 2005's BATMAN BEGINS). Even though it was later revealed that Cotillard will be playing Wayne Enterprises executive Miranda Tate, rumors about her playing Talia al Ghul continues to surface every now and then.
Whether Cotillard is actually playing Talia al Ghul remains in question, but here comes a news that an 8-year-old version of Talia al Ghul character will be making an appearance in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Apparently actress Leilah De Meza has been offered the part of young Talia al Ghul but unfortunately, her mother turned down the part especially when Christopher Nolan wanted the child to go completely bald. Here's what the mother had to say below.
After careful consideration we turned it down as they were insistent that Leilah had to shave all her hair off. We were prepared to have it cut short but not shaved at such a young age. We were concerned how this could have affected Leilah's confidence and general social welfare.
At this time, no one has officially confirmed this news about the casting of young Talia al Ghul.