Anne Hathaway Talks RISES & Catwoman
Posted by: Jett
December 29, 2011
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HERO COMPLEX has a great interview with Anne Hathaway conducted during author Geoff Boucher's RISES set visit in London. Here's a few blurbs...

Anne Hathaway on the costume: "I love the [Catwoman] 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.”

Chris Nolan on Hathaway as Selina Kyle: "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."

Anne on Hedy Lamarr as an inspiration: "I know this sounds odd, but her breathing is extraordinary. She takes these long, deep, languid breaths and exhales slowly. There’s a shot of her in [the 1933 film] ECSTASY exhaling a cigarette and I took probably five breaths during her one exhale. So I started working on my breathing a lot."

Anne on Catwoman's history: "What’s come before doesn’t limit or even affect this new version. It doesn’t affect me because each Catwoman – and this is true in the comics as well – she is defined by the context of the Gotham City created around her. Catwoman is so influenced by Gotham and whoever is creating Gotham at the time. Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman was informed by Tim Burton’s Gotham and Eartha Kitt was informed by Adam West’s Gotham. You have to live in whatever the reality of the world is and whatever Gotham is."

For the full interview/story, CLICK HERE. Warning! Geoff's article does contain a few things that some will view as SPOILERS!

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES -- starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard -- hits theaters next Summer on JULY 20, 2012!


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