The Dark Knight Rises: Anne Hathaway On Catwoman, Scene Description and more
By Matt McGloin
/ Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 5:12PM Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 5:12PM
The LA Times has an interview up with Anne Hathaway, who plays Catwoman, and they have provided some details on a specific scene involving the villainess(?) feline.
The following description may or may not offer up some clues as to the direction director Christopher Nolan is taking Hathaway’s character.
Gotham City is a war zone. A ruthless madman named Bane has ripped away any sense of security and the citizens, haggard and clutching suitcases with refugee anxiety, sit behind barbed wire waiting to see what will blow up next. A hooded prisoner is dragged in – it’s Bruce Wayne, one of Gotham’s most famous faces – but the eyes of the crowd go instead to the woman in black standing at the top of the staircase.
“Sorry to spoil things, boys, but Bane needs these guys himself,” says sultry Selina Kyle, played here by actress Anne Hathaway, navigating the steps with stiletto heels that, on closer inspection, turn out to have serrated edges capable of leaving nasty claw marks in a fight. She also wears high-tech goggles that, when not in use, flip up and resemble feline ears.
In the interview, Hathaway mentions the characters of Gotham, specifically Heath Ledger’s Joker, and how they relate to Gotham City.
Gotham City is full of grace. You look at Heath’s performance as the Joker, there was a lot of madness there but there was also a grace and he had a code there. There’s a lot of belief and codes of behavior in Gotham and my character has one, too. A lot of the way she moves and interacts with people is informed by her worldview. Chris has given us all such complex, defined, sophisticated worldviews that it’s just a matter of doing your homework and getting underneath the character’s skin.”
She also mentions the costume, which has been a topic of controversy among fanboys since it was first revealed.
“I love the costume because everything has a purpose, nothing is in place for fantasy’s sake, and that’s the case with everything in Christopher Nolan’s Gotham City.”
Head on over to the LA Times for more, as Hathaway mentions her inspiration for Catwoman, the comic book version of her character and more.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.