A statement on behalf of Christopher Nolan reassures the world that if you’re on one of his film sets, you’re allowed a sit down after all.

Yesterday, a story started swirling around, helpfully enflamed by media of a social nature, about practices on the set of Christopher Nolan films. Specifically, that you’re not allowed to, er, sit down on them.

This came from a comment by Anne Hathaway, who was chatting to Variety, and the story gathered so much traction that a spokesperson for Nolan has taken time to refute the claims.

In a statement issued to IndieWire, it clarified that:

“For the record, the only things banned from sets are cell phones (not always successfully) and smoking (very successfully). 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”.

And that would appear to be that. Nolan’s next film, of course, is Tenet, and we’ll be eagerly looking out for signs of quality furniture in it.

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