TDKR: Anne Hathaway Says That Playing Catwoman Is Like "Winning The Lottery"
Talking with USA Today, the actress discusses how she felt about winning the part of Catwoman and comments on what else the role required. Hit the jump for more of her comments.
On Her First Meeting With Christopher Nolan:
It was very vague. I was so nervous. He told me about halfway through that the part was going to be Catwoman," Hathaway says, breaking into a faux-sultry British accent. "When he told me what it was, I immediately had to shift into my slinkiest mode, ever so subtly. Chris met with a bunch of other girls. I screen-tested, and about 3½ months after the first meeting, I found out I got the part. It's still shocking. It's like winning lottery after lottery after lottery.
On Her Concerns About Playing Catwoman:
What I was worried about was not having the consistency I wanted. I wanted to make sure she was fluid throughout. She is graceful and death-defying and a tightrope walker. If you let it drop for even a second, the whole thing gets shattered. Getting to a place where that becomes second-nature, where you feel strong enough to do it for days on end, took a fair bit of time. It was a long schedule to keep your head in the game.
On Making The Role Work:
Keeping a consistent weight was hard. I worked really hard, but I wouldn't describe it as killer. I was able to shift my entire life so it became about transforming myself into the character. Everyone in my life understood, and if I went out to meals with friends they understood that I could only go to certain restaurants. It required a ton of hard work and discipline, which I never had to do before.
The Dark Knight Rises is directed by Christopher Nolan(The Prestige, Inception) and stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway. The film will be unleashed upon audiences on the 20th of this month.
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