Thought Of Not Playing Catwoman Again Brings Anne Hathaway To Tears; Reiterates Spin-Off Interest

Thought Of Not Playing Catwoman Again Brings Anne Hathaway To Tears; Reiterates Spin-Off Interest

Anne Hathaway is having quite the year. She got married, her performance in Les Misérables is generating early Oscar buzz, but it's the thought of not playing Selina Kyle again that has her in tears.

“Assuming there was enough Kleenex in the world, I would love to do a spin-off.”

It's funny to think that if Jonathan Nolan hadn't pushed his fellow writers, David Goyer and his brother, Christopher Nolan, there wouldn't be a Catwoman/Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises. Thus, we would have never witnessed the amazing multi-layered performance that Anne Hathaway gave. Well, thank goodness for the character and her importance to completely Batman won out.

Michelle Beadle of Access Hollywood caught up with Anne as she was promoting her new movie, Les Miserables. Which I think in English means "French Bellyachers," but I could be wrong. Anywho, Beadle asks Anne if a spin-off is in the works. "“No one’s talked to me about it,” Anne said. "I would love it. I actually, it’s so embarrassing, I was at a press Q & A thing the other night for a screening of ‘The Dark Knight,’ and the moderator asked me, ‘So what was it like to say goodbye to the character?’ And I burst into tears, because I miss her,” the 30-year-old said. “It just makes me cry. I miss her. I love Selena so much and I love her presence in my life and getting to… I’m crying again.”

The Dark Knight Rises will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download on December 4th. The film stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John "Robin" Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul.

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epitome - 12/3/2012, 7:41 PM
For the love of all that's holy, GIVE THE LADY WHAT SHE WANTS!

And: First!
JDUKE25 - 12/3/2012, 7:43 PM
Just have a better suit, a cowl and whip and I'm in. She was good.
soberchimera - 12/3/2012, 7:43 PM
pintoman - 12/3/2012, 7:44 PM
Multi-layered performance? Whaaa?
SmellofDuty - 12/3/2012, 7:44 PM
It would only work if Nolan directed. But he won't.
YesOffence - 12/3/2012, 7:45 PM
As a massive fan and constant reader of the early 90's Catwoman comic series and more importantly the Ed Brubaker run, Anne could not have given a better performance. Say what you want about the Nolan movies not being true to the comics, Catwoman was as true as any ever has. Just have a look at Catwoman #1 from the 1993 run, almost everything from that was used in the film.
Jaspion - 12/3/2012, 7:45 PM
Did she even watch the movie? XD
Howlett - 12/3/2012, 7:46 PM
Great actress deserves a good character, and she nailed Catwoman perfectly.
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 12/3/2012, 7:48 PM
im probably the only person in the world who didnt like her as catwoman
GuardianAngel - 12/3/2012, 7:48 PM
Before the movie was released I thought John Blake was gonna end up with Catwoman and have their Batman/Catwoman relationship, whereas Bruce would end up with Miranda. The age difference would make sense.
jjk2814 - 12/3/2012, 7:51 PM
Yes...Make it so.
rockerdude22 - 12/3/2012, 7:51 PM
I really liked Anne in this role, but I don't know if I'd want to see a Catwoman solo film right now. Maybe down the road. It would definitely be a lot better than that Halle Berry crap lol
CoolantTech - 12/3/2012, 7:52 PM
Great actress, Great Catwoman performance!
WelcomeBackFrank - 12/3/2012, 7:53 PM
No, you're not spidermoe7. She was sassy and spunky, but I didn't believe for a second the relationship she and Bruce had over Michelle Pfieffer and Michael Keaton's Selina and Bruce. At times she pissed me off too at how one moment she's here and the next she's gone. And multi-layered? What is she an onion? Anne did what she did with the character, but no one can beat what Michelle did with it. That to me was Catwoman. Shit... Julie Newmar and the 60's gals were Catwoman (except for Eartha Kitt) and yeah.. the least said about Halle Barry's rendition the better.

And sorry, folks, but there's going to be no spin-offs. No JGL Nightwing or Batman. No Anne returning as Catwoman. No further adventures. WB is all prep to reboot and bring back the fantasy-elements after Nolan's films because they want to compete with Marvel and also because of $$$$.
harley2011 - 12/3/2012, 7:53 PM
When they cast her she was the one actor I was somewhat worried about. Then she ended up being the scene stealer of the movie. Every time she was on-screen the movie got better.
Rodney21a - 12/3/2012, 7:53 PM
She is having a baby and its going to destroy you body especially her ass and boobs...
harley2011 - 12/3/2012, 7:56 PM
@ Welcome back Frank

Did they do that with the Green Lantern? Look how ridiculous it was. It was worse than a bad video game.

DCjohnny - 12/3/2012, 8:08 PM
let her be catwoman again in the batman reboot ....
WelcomeBackFrank - 12/3/2012, 8:08 PM
Exactly, grayfox117.
angus666 - 12/3/2012, 8:08 PM
I'd see it.

She's pretty hot too.
Preston - 12/3/2012, 8:08 PM
Anne Hathaway was the best part of 'Rises'. It's unfortunate that her character wasn't fleshed out and that every romantic relationship in that movie seemed forced.

Talia and Bruce having sex came out of nowhere. Did those two even have any chemistry before they peeled off their clothes? It was kind of like, you look wet, lets have sex.

Selina just takes off with Bruce at the end after she stabs him in the back a few times. And, they really, don't seem to have any romantic chemistry with one another.

They did very little to develop her character, but she did a great job with what she was given to work with.


>It would have been nice to get some sexual tension.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/3/2012, 8:09 PM
Shame that she only got to play the character once. You know with the reboot and all.
Thegeekygurl - 12/3/2012, 8:11 PM
They can't let her because the Reboot will need a Catwoman unless she plays that Catwoman also.
JayJayCAW - 12/3/2012, 8:12 PM
no Anne, you got it wrong, assuming there was enough kleenex and hand lotion in the world....which there probably is not....
armagedom - 12/3/2012, 8:13 PM
big yes she was pretty good as catwoman even tho the movie was crappy
DaveT - 12/3/2012, 8:18 PM
Every time my wife and I go to see a movie we end up talking about how terrible The Dark Knight Rises was. No joke. Months later we're still cringing. But Anne did well with what she had and I have no doubt that as an actor it was fun to get into that character.

But for the love of god can we pry Nolan off of the DC Universe now please? I'd love to see any actor or her skill play a character she loves but Nolan needs to go do...something else.
Mego - 12/3/2012, 8:24 PM
99.999% of TDKR problems were in the story.
But Hathaway like JGL was absolutely perfect. They couldve scratched Bane, Talia and TLOS and had the film be Batman Vs. Catwoman and it may have been fantastic. As Skyfall taught us more of everything isnt always better.

We dont need 2 or 3 villains per film, a Nuke threatening the city, a plot to turn NYC into Lizards, or the threat of WW3 to have a great film.

mawilli4 - 12/3/2012, 8:24 PM
her, and that catsuit. im fine with this. she was awesome as catwoman.
INFO - 12/3/2012, 8:28 PM
Beautiful performance.
Super12 - 12/3/2012, 8:28 PM
@nailbiter - preach it!

Seriously, who can read that and not like Anne Hathoway even more? She is AWESOME. How lucky are we as fans to have someone who puts so much of herself into her character that she breaks down like that thinking of never being her again? That tells me so much about how Nolan let these actors explore their characters. Three cheers for everyone in that cast. Such an amazing series, I don't care what your ticky tacky fanboy preferences are.
DrDoom - 12/3/2012, 8:33 PM
She stole the show in Rises.
KalElMoS - 12/3/2012, 8:34 PM
Maybe after JGL gets the shit kicked out of him pretending to be a 5-foot-9, 140 pound Batman in Justice League then Bruce can come back for the cowl and Catwoman will get pissy and join the Injustice League in the sequel.
AsianVersionOfET - 12/3/2012, 8:35 PM
Nailbiter just fuc-ked all of you! Go nailbiter, go!
Thegeekygurl - 12/3/2012, 8:36 PM
@nailbiter111 Maybe some of us liked The Dark Knight but really did not appreciate paying money to go see a film that was a boring letdown. And it was the result of a Director thinking he could sell anything to anyone.
Theres no way he couldnt see that he was trying to sell us crap? How could a guy make Inception and not see the TDKR story was not done and needed to go back for rewrites and possibly scrapped?
To like Rises simply because TDK and Inception delivered would be to sell yourself short.
If Nolan had refused to do #3 and WB had hired another director who gave us TDKR frame for frame as Nolan did would you still like it? Or would you say it was bad and they shouldve got Nolan or no one else?

If Nolan were separated from that film then the defense of it would separate as well.

Scooby - 12/3/2012, 8:40 PM
IMDB top 250 list:

104. Batman Begins
32. The Dark Knight Rises
7. The Dark Knight

Yeah, I have to watch TDKR again, when I have the time. It's not one of those movies where you can just put it on and watch it for shits and giggles. Another great movie I saw recently was Lincoln. I wonder what some of you thought of that movie? Hehe. Not enough bif bam boom splat pow, right?
shamo - 12/3/2012, 8:42 PM
lol @ IMDB
Jollem - 12/3/2012, 8:42 PM
Scooby - 12/3/2012, 8:43 PM
@Shamo its a list. You can agree with it or disagree with it, just like every other list.
OtakuPapi - 12/3/2012, 8:44 PM
Am i the only one that didn't like her as Catwoman? It wasn't a bad role for her but in comparison to the golden standard for the role Michelle Pfeiffer Hathaway is ok. Much better than that God Awful Halle Berry. But nowhere near as promising as she could've been. I dont think the script provided much wiggle room for her to get into the role anyway. But i rather see a raven haired slightly bigger in frame Catwoman with sensual allure
AsianVersionOfET - 12/3/2012, 8:44 PM
@1geekycomicgurl, maybe some of us loved The Dark Knight AND The Dark Knight Rises, and don't [frick]in' appreciate you people bashing it and Nolan on every single article, get a life. And nope, still would've loved it if a different director made the same exact movie.
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