When the young Talia Al Ghul turns up in The Dark Knight Rises, it won’t be in the guise of Leilah De Meza, 8 year old actress. According to her local paper, she turned the role down, and with pretty good reason:
Leilah’s mother, Paula De Meza, said: “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.”
Baldy flashbacks ahoy.
What everybody wants to know, I guess, is how much the young Leilah looks like Marion Cotillard, who we all assume is playing Talia al Ghul as an adult, albeit under the alias of Miranda Tate.
Here they are:
I went for a slightly older picture of Marion to close the gap a little.
Now, the only young actress we know that has taken a role in the film is Joey King. Here’s what she looks like:
Make your own mind up, but I’m more convinced than I ever was, and I was always pretty sure.