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Anne Hathaway on Catwoman and TDKR Scene Description


Hero Complex is back with another exclusive regarding The Dark Knight Rises. This time around they sat down with Anne Hathaway to talk Catwoman. But that wasn't the only exclusive. There is also a description of a scene that was filmed during the summer in London. First, what did Hathaway have to say?

 

Discussing the Catwoman costume:

 

I love the costume. 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.

 

Regarding the script based on the story by both Nolan and David Goyer:

 

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.

 

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Nolan also commented on the choice of Hathaway for Catwoman.

 

She had something very important we needed for this character — she’s an incredibly talented but naturalistic actress, which makes her great in film. She also has terrific theatrical skill so she can project a persona and there’s a big aspect of the character that is a persona. She’s a multi-layered character and we needed a great actress that could rise to that challenge.

 

And as for that scene description, it could very well be the first appearance of Catwoman in the film.

 

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.

 

For the entire article, head over to Hero Complex. The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20, 2012.

 

Posted by Dustin Fritschel

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