Anne Hathaway talks Catwoman in Dark Knight Rises


The recently released trailer and IMAX prologue have got cinemagoers more excited than ever for The Dark Knight Rises. While Bane has been hogging a lot of the attention, Anne Hathaway has been chatting to Hero Complex about Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, and how the character fits into Christopher Nolan’s interpretation of Gotham City. To quote:

“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.”

Hathaway also discussed her inspirations (including Hedy Lamarr’s breathing) and the ergonomics of her outfit, confirming that her biking goggles, as seen in the header, will form the Catwoman ears when upturned. Check after the jump for a spoilery description of a scene from the movie.

[via Hero Complex]

It seems that Ms. Kyle will at least be starting out as one of Bane’s acolytes:

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.

No word on a whip yet, though. Fingers crossed!