The character of Catwoman has been brought to life by a number of actresses, but for this month's "The Dark Knight Rises," director Christopher Nolan found the perfect person to fill Selina Kyle's catsuit in Anne Hathaway.
Nolan told CNN that the character "is the most alive presence in the movie in the beginning," and she also helps draw Bruce Wayne (Batman) out of his shell. "She's a breath of fresh air...and Anne Hathaway just nails the character, delightfully."
She did have to put in hard work to portray Catwoman, Hathaway tells us, and had to dedicate herself to getting stronger.
"You can't have little spaghetti arms when you're doing that," Hathaway, 29, joked. "A huge part of the character was her strength and you can't fake that, you have to actually become strong. And it was great to have the time to develop that strength and to also have the support that I needed. I've never played a character that was so dependent on that before."
Hathaway said she spent about 10 months preparing for the part and shooting the film, and she added that she surprised herself with her focus.
"I'd never done anything like that, nor believed that I could," Hathaway said. "I've never really been that person. And it was pretty life-changing realizing that I could commit to something that was healthy for that long. I did a lot of growing over the course of this film."
Fans of the superhero series will get to soon decide for themselves if Hathaway was the right choice when the movie bows July 20.
Watch the video above for more "behind-the-scenes" moments with Nolan and Hathaway.
Thank you Anne Hathaway for nailing it. I would like to return the favor.
But she's hideous, never understood what people found attractive about her, ugh!
What's next.... Batman goes to Hawaii ????
Anne Hathaway is a lovely person and delightful actress. I know she'll do well.
What is all of the HATE about? If you don't have something nice to say. . . . ?
"She's a breath of fresh air...and Anne Hathaway just nails the character, delightfully." And that was the biggest BS in the history of our time!
@The Dude: Even though you haven't seen the movie, much less her performance in it, you can still make such a grandiose assessment? What a drama queen, Diva Dude.
I had the same reaction for this casting as I did when I heard Heath Ledger was going to be the Joker..and look how that turned out.
And you obviously can't tell that it's Anne Hathaway playing Cat women...... Not much of a disguise!
"And that giant mouth which takes up half her face"
Would be a great place for my dick
you do know what a woman can do with a big mouth, right
I saw her in Love and other drugs and thought WOW Ann Hathaways chest sure has grown up
Unfortunately, Anne Hathaway has an annoying and grating qualities like her laugh, her giggle, her annoying laugh. Not psyched about that casting. I'm guessing Nolan knows this or he wouldn't be touting her "wonderful" performance.
Saw it. She was excellent in the movie. She was not giggling at all. And she was fierce. Your hate is misplaced. And I am definitely a movie watcher. And all of you that could stand Goldie Hawn and her daughter for all these years can take Anne H. Also, she is not hot she is beautiful.
Is It Just me or does Ann Hathaway actually make you not want to see the movie? I hate to say this be she must be related to someone as she just ruins a movie. hope the movie isn't wrecked...
I think she will do fine as Catwoman .. she is gorgeous .. and god's know it has to be better than that Halle Berry crap from an couple years back.
Yep, just you, Stanley.
Absolutely. The only role I have EVER liked her in was as Andy in Devil Wears Prada. Why?? Because she was playing herself. An awkward person who can be dressed up under her chin. I don't want to see this because of her. Have you ever noticed that every single line begins with and is interupted by some "busy for the film" tic? Like drinking. She begins every sentence with the glass at her lips. Or the "what is my line again?" breath through the lips. Someone finally got a clue about Renee Z, hopefully someone will get a clue that Anne is a B actress on a good day.
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Michelle Pfeiffer could kick her a**.
Hathaway usually picks her roles well – except for that God awful bondage flick she did.
...??? What are you referring to here?
@notafan If you don't have anything smart to say then don't say anything at all.
I love all the – HATE – that comes out whenever a celebrity is mentioned. The little people have no ethic, no civility, and are so hateful to others who have success.
Google philospher Ayn Rand's "Envy / Hatred of the Good for Being Good". It's a short read that will tell all you little haters why you act the way you do. Wake up and grow up.
Very much looking forward to the latest and all the performances, and ... no, I don't hate people for their success.
She does absolutely nothing for me.
Well, what have you asked her to do?
Really? With such pressing stories as "Why robots, clowns freak us out" on CNN, we spend time writing this? That's what's wrong with America these days.
Yea, especially with a shortage of pages that CNN has to contend with. How they can fit these fluff pieces in has always concerned me.
One could just ignore the stuff one feels is stupid or unworthy of their time.
I'll dip myself in milk iif this Catwoman will lick me.
after me -
I have to see this to believe it. I think she would make a terrible catwoman.
notafan is an idiot. Anne Hathaway is hot as hell.
Maybe for a dude. Few women can pull off short hair. She's not one of them.
Not, not at all an idiot. If you think Anne Hathaway is hot, then you are the one who is an idiot. Yuck!
If you actually think Anne Hathaway is "hot", you are not well.
Anne loves giant girth objects buried deep in her love box.
Nolan gets amazing performances from his actors. I am looking forward to see how she portrays Catwoman.
Well, except for the original Rachel Dawes.
I think Anne Hathaway is beautiful and very talented. She takes risks as an actress and isn't afraid to work with very talented people or play roles that might not be in her comfort zone. She is great in Brokeback Mount. Rachel Getting Married, Devil Wears Prada and even in the not so great Love and Other Drugs. I have loved comics when I was a little boy and I am glad they got someone like Anne Hathaway to play Selina Kyle. I think she will get her humor without playing it Campy. Catwoman is funny not campy.
It always makes you wonder when the director comes out in the press to say how great their choice was for a role... Shouldn't the performance simply speak for itself?
Have you ever watched an interview with a director? The most asked questions are about the actors and the performances in the cast. Journalist choice to report that because the normal moviegoer cares about the actors and not the technical artistry of film making. In every chris nolan interview he has said how great each and everyone of them. this journalist picked the quote about Anne to write about
It will one way or the other. His commentrary gets more buzz going as we lead up to the opening. He was right on Ledger, I'm more concerned about the Bane casting...
Palintwit is running errands this morning so I'm filling in. Any questions ?
Anne is our next meryl Streep.
Wow, I think Meryl Streep would be very insulted if she read that.
OMG!!!! I cannot stand Anne Hathaway. I have never understood what all the fuss is about her. She is not at all talented. She is always Anne Hathway. Never gets emersed in a character. And that giant mouth which takes up half her face is very distracting. She must have some really good PR people because her popularity makes absolutely no sense.
Any adult who starts a comment with "OMG" deserves to be ignored evermore.
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