Jessica Biel Touches Briefly On Losing The Role Of Catwoman In The Dark Knight Rises

While it is not a lengthy discussion Jessica Biel talked a little bit about losing out on the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in the upcoming Christopher Nolan directed Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 11/18/2011

When Christopher Nolan was looking for his next Catwoman a lot of names came up. One of those names was A-Team starelett Jessica Biel. Biel, who dressed as Catwoman for a Halloween party back in 2007, said she jumped at the chance to audition for the role and work with famed director Christopher Nolan. But was left heart broken when the role was offered and eventually accepted by Anne Hathaway.

Said Biel:

"(That was) another one that got away. I was gutted. I mean, to work with Christopher Nolan in that kind of a role..."


This marks first out of two times that Hathaway has gotten a part that Biel was up for as well. She auditioned for and miss out on the Hugh Jackman flick Les Miserables. Hathaway signed on to star in the film last month. What do you guys think, are you happy with Hathaway or would you rather have Jessica Beil in the Catsuit? As usual leave your comments in the comment boxes below.

The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Garly Oldman, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and will be released on July 20, 2012

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RunDTC - 11/18/2011, 7:28 AM
I'd much rather have Biel than Hathaway. Biel looks like a woman. Hathaway looks like a zombie.
JatevinM - 11/18/2011, 7:40 AM
Nolan knows what he is doing and for Biel to loose out to Hathaway she had to have given a hell of a great audition.
mil05 - 11/18/2011, 7:46 AM
er well, you want an actor or a babe?
nailbiter111 - 11/18/2011, 7:48 AM
i like her but she hasn't shown any range.
OptimusBurgundyMaximus - 11/18/2011, 7:49 AM
Atleast she wouldve fitted the suit properly
nighteagle - 11/18/2011, 7:51 AM
love hathaway.. but Biel would have been great! but whatever. JESSICA BIEL FOR SCARLET WITCH!!!! :)
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/18/2011, 7:52 AM
I rather have Charlize Theron!
Fantine - 11/18/2011, 7:55 AM
Nolan knows what he's doing. He wouldnt have cast Hathaway if she wasnt perfect for this role. She was up against Oscar winners for that role.

She will be awesome.

I wonder what Keria Knightly, Sienna Miller, and Rachael Weiez have to say about losing the role.
ISeeStupidPeople - 11/18/2011, 7:55 AM
Hathaway is a superior actress... not as fun to look at though.
mctrinket - 11/18/2011, 7:57 AM
Biel is more attractive but Hathaway is the far more talented actress.
rbfn04 - 11/18/2011, 7:58 AM
*sigh* we could've had the second sexiest Catwoman (after Halle - yeah, the fil sucked, but Halle is perfection).

@tea that gif of Biel's always makes me think girl enjoys some pegging. She goes hard, man...
ThaMessenger07 - 11/18/2011, 8:02 AM
"The Rules of Attraction"
"London"
"The Illusionist"

I think she's a great actress...and incredibly hot....
bladenite78 - 11/18/2011, 8:02 AM
LoL you guys are acting like Cat Woman takes a great actress to pull off. Face it, Cat Woman is a hot spicy love interest for Batman...the whole cat burglar thing is just meh. More than HALF the "acting" for that role is looking good in the suit, ask what everyone thinks of when they think of Pfeifer...it's not how good her Cat Woman voice is, its how damn hot she looked in that leather stiched suit.
RorMachine - 11/18/2011, 8:03 AM
Yeah she's hotter, but better actress? Guess not since she didn't get the part.
Brashlight - 11/18/2011, 8:03 AM
I sensed a disturbance in the force and heard my calling! Sorry for the delay boys!


Biel Bomb!!!



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rbfn04 - 11/18/2011, 8:03 AM
@tea just to make it clear. She looks like she enjoy [frick]ing a dude with a dildo... You know, just so we're in the same page. :P
Brashlight - 11/18/2011, 8:04 AM
Ok, I really like hathaway, but come on Biel would have been perfect for catwoman. I mean she is athletic and sexy as hell...see above all the proof i need :)
TheWatcher - 11/18/2011, 8:04 AM
@Catwoman1. I keep hearing how Nolan knows what he's doing. And althought Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were great his casting of the Rachel Dawes role was horrendous. Katie Holmes couldn't act but at least she was cute. Frumpy Maggie Gyllenhaal could act but she definitely did not look the part of a woman who would capture Bruce Wayne's attention never mind his heart.
HelaGood - 11/18/2011, 8:05 AM
Biel wouldve been TONS better! at least she doesnt look anorexic!!
RunDTC - 11/18/2011, 8:06 AM
Caral Gugino would've been the perfect Catwoman.
Brashlight - 11/18/2011, 8:07 AM
I guess i didn't consider the acting ability...hmm now that i think about it i don't know if i have ever considered here acting ability....boobs...what were we talking about...
nuck82 - 11/18/2011, 8:12 AM
i got something for her to Touches Briefly on
RunDTC - 11/18/2011, 8:13 AM
@TheWatcher: agree completely except Gyllenhaal was ugly AND couldn't act
rbfn04 - 11/18/2011, 8:15 AM
@Strange1 I think the gifsabove can change your opinion on her flexibility.
captquirk - 11/18/2011, 8:15 AM
Biel is a so-so actress, but I can't think of anything I have seen Hathaway in, so I can't comment on her acting. Between the two, I would have gone with Biel, she is hot. Not the first time I have wondered "WTF was Nolan thinking?"
Villainous1 - 11/18/2011, 8:23 AM
biel's hotter
lukeCage2012 - 11/18/2011, 8:26 AM
I would of rather seen Biel in the catwoman outfit because she is smoking hot and actually looks like a WOMAN that i wouldn't mind giving some of my milk to(if you catch my drift)but i'm sure nolan knows what he is doing and gave it to Hathaway because of the acting. when i heard Ledger was the joker i was like "BULLSHIT!!!" but i wind up eating my own words. In Nolan we trust.
Godzillafart - 11/18/2011, 8:27 AM
Biel seems a better fit for the role, and is much more cat-like. Not sure whose the better actor.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/18/2011, 8:29 AM
tea@ Yes she is!:P

She is exactly what Catwoman would have needed. Hot, badass and great actress.


Sienna Miller would have been great too.
ThaMessenger07 - 11/18/2011, 8:29 AM
;) Yeah we know what you mean lukecage2012.....Milk is expensive! $4-$5 a gallon....Only a woman deserving can share it with you.
shadearts - 11/18/2011, 8:31 AM
Not surprise about nolan I personally think he likes to choose people for his roles that most people don't think work so he can show off his directing chops if anything Beil hardly has to work hard to look sexy now Anne is more of a challenge with her skinny ass hell her stunt double looks better in the suit but she is a good actress truthly if Anne and jessica fought ..jessica would mop the floor with Anne
Rulk - 11/18/2011, 8:36 AM
Biel was great opposite Ed Norton in The Illlusionist and would be perfect for Catwoman.

Every great director eventually has a bad film... a misfire... and the casting of Hathaway is a misfire.

TDKR will sadly disappoint.

OtakuPapi - 11/18/2011, 8:41 AM
Mila Kunis Gets My Vote For Catwoman
ISeeStupidPeople - 11/18/2011, 8:45 AM
@darkgod

Bale's thin?! I think he's lost weight to make the size between him and Bane that much more stark, but in Begins he was pretty big, man. Definitely the most physically opposing of any Batman we've had so far... far, far bigger than Keaton for sure.
redleaf - 11/18/2011, 8:49 AM
Bale was a misfire? After Equilibrium and Batman Begins, Bale was getting a lot of love as Bruce.

Bale misfire. Hathaway misfire. You guys must be right though since Nolan fails as a director.
ThaMessenger07 - 11/18/2011, 8:51 AM
Bale is far from my choice as Batman/Bruce Wayne but he has done great. Hathaway will do fine...
kevberg - 11/18/2011, 8:53 AM
Oh man... no offense but i think she would so damn hot as Catwoman.
Darkknight23 - 11/18/2011, 8:54 AM
We could've had Biel?!?! DAMMIT!!!!!!
rbfn04 - 11/18/2011, 8:57 AM
I just think he's not charming and playboyish enough as Bruce. And he went overboard with Bat's voice in TDK
spiderneil - 11/18/2011, 9:03 AM
if we're talking about acting ability then we dodged the bullet with biel.
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