Anne Hathaway Comments Briefly On Her Decision To Join The Cast Of TDKR!

While refusing to let slip any spoilers about here role as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, the actress instead comments on what it was that made her decide to sign up for the role and promises a "really good" movie...

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By Josh Wilding - 8/1/2011
"I signed a blood oath," the actress jokingly told Total Film in a recent interview. "Bloody thumbprint on paper."

As for why she decided to take the role of Catwoman in the highly anticipated movie from director Christopher Nolan, she said: "I went after it because it was the best role and Chris was willing to meet me. I want to be the best actress I can be and that means working with the best people and taking the most challenging roles."

"That’s the plan so far and it’s led to some really exciting places."

Unfortunately, Hathaway refused to reveal anything about the movie or the character she plays, but did promise that The Dark Knight Rises is ""going to be really good". Here's hoping, eh?

For more from the actress, be sure to pick up the latest issue of the magazine, or alternatively visit their website by clicking HERE.



STARRING:

Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012





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DaenerysTargaryen - 8/1/2011, 8:15 AM
I'd go lesbian for her. :P
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 8/1/2011, 8:19 AM
She wil make a good selina kyle, all I can hope is that her costume has her wrappes in skin tight leather
PaulRom - 8/1/2011, 8:22 AM
@Josh You might wanna fix the link. It takes me back to this article. ;P
ThreeBigTacos - 8/1/2011, 8:22 AM
so does she go naked in it?
GUNSMITH - 8/1/2011, 8:24 AM
ITS ODD SEEING HER NAKED, SHES LIKE THE PRINCESS OF GENOVIA..
PaulRom - 8/1/2011, 8:25 AM
@ThreebigTacos I hope she does. :P
Then again...for those who want to see her nude, watch Havoc, Brokeback Mountain, and Love & Other Drugs.
redsoxdude - 8/1/2011, 8:29 AM
@Gunsmith - me and the wife felt the same way...what was it "Love and other drugs"? We felt like we needed to go to church and be forgiven.
Vafrous - 8/1/2011, 8:29 AM
Not my first choice. She's a great actress though...
naterator - 8/1/2011, 8:32 AM
Indeed.......seeing a former disney chick naked is a little kinky. She will do great as CATWOMAN. cant wait to see her interpretation of the character.
RunDTC - 8/1/2011, 8:33 AM
of all the stuff that could be a 'concern" with this movie, my only concern is Hathaway. not a very good actress, and not right for the character.
naterator - 8/1/2011, 8:34 AM
JM4Superman - 8/1/2011, 8:45 AM
I am looking forward to seeing this movie and seeing the catwoman costume
HeadlessJensen - 8/1/2011, 8:46 AM
Very sexy gal to tell you the truth. I'm eagerly awaiting to see the first images of her from TDKR, I don't care if it's as Selina or the Catwoman.
marvel72 - 8/1/2011, 8:58 AM
Anne Hathaway Comments Briefly On Her Decision To Join The Cast Of TDKR.........easy another pay cheque.
Rothwilder - 8/1/2011, 9:33 AM
@TheBlackWidow Why am I guessing you already are a bit? :)

She should pull this off. Been nothing but positive articles written about how she is really "attacking" the role.

Stuntmen are being injured by her....good sign
THABATMAN - 8/1/2011, 9:43 AM
Pic of her in costume... PLEASE?!!?!?
Fantine - 8/1/2011, 10:09 AM
She will be awesome.

AlexDeLarge87 - 8/1/2011, 10:39 AM
Naah she has the looks but she is still a kitty!

Charlize Theron is CatWOMAN!:P
bazaboy241 - 8/1/2011, 11:13 AM
Nice choice Alex, Charlize Theron would have been my first choice :)Anne will do Catwoman justice tho.
CherryBomb - 8/1/2011, 11:38 AM

She's so pretty and although doesn't have the 'catwoman look' she'll probably be decent (: I'm a fan of a lot of her films so I hope she can pull off a more "serious" and "provocative" role.

She does have the right body type: kinda tall, very slender and long legged. I hope she cuts her hair a little shorter.

Definitely not my first choice, but I guess I'll have to see the final result.
Ryguy88 - 8/1/2011, 11:42 AM
Marvel72, like Tommy lee Jones in Captain America? Or maybe Anthony Hopkins in Thor?
PurpleHaze92 - 8/1/2011, 12:11 PM
She goes topless in Havoc :D
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/1/2011, 12:31 PM
bazaboy241@ Thanks and yeah im sure she will :)
Bandrews1 - 8/1/2011, 12:34 PM
I think she's gonna do great, I just wish they would release some pics of how she's gonna look in the film.
alucard365 - 8/1/2011, 1:37 PM
Anne Hathaway is Academy Award Nominated Actress, she is more than capable of delivering a spectacular performance. i seriously can't wait for this movie. love you Anne.
KUSlacker - 8/1/2011, 2:25 PM
She is a very good actress, I think she will do this justice!
Simply7Muggs - 8/1/2011, 2:56 PM
I really hope she is just all around bad ass and donst spit out lame ass one liners like michelle phifer does in batman returns.
cable23 - 8/1/2011, 6:45 PM
If anybody thinks Anne Hathaway is not sexy, please watch Havok.
Dev7 - 8/1/2011, 7:18 PM
In other words she's doing it for the money...
SugarYumYum - 8/2/2011, 12:13 AM
Enough talk, costume now! D:
CaptainMaximum - 8/2/2011, 12:42 AM
Yea anne went topless in Havoc but I think JGL took top performance in that film lol
CaptainMaximum - 8/2/2011, 12:46 AM
JimP4 - 8/2/2011, 12:56 AM
Anne Hathaway's performance in Rachel Getting Married is not a average performance. She deserved the Oscar for that dark performance. And, she is edgy and provocative in Love And Other Drugs. Anne is one of the few young A-list actresses that actually takes risks on film. She game for anything.

Plus, Hathaway is absolutely incredible hosting SNL - the best actress to host SNL in years ( she was better than Helen Mirren, Tina Fey , and Jane Lynch when they hosted this past tv season . ) . On SNL, you realize how much of a chameleon she is , and she has this great gift of mimicry . Her imitations of Katie Holmes, Judy Garland, Kate Middleton, Mary Poppins, and the drunk redneck /hillbilly Megamart customer are outstanding. Trust me, you will never see Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, nor Sandra Bullock hosting SNL- because you have to have special skills to pull-off SNL . That is why Sean Penn & Robert De Niro were both atrocious on SNL .

ajax2, people were bashing Heath Ledger's casting of the Joker, and look how that turned out. Also, Tom Hardy completely owned Inception. He easily walked away with that film.
dilldog - 8/2/2011, 3:06 AM
TheBlackWidow- i go lesbian for her too... oh yah im a dude.
MAGNUSREX77 - 8/2/2011, 12:12 PM
How is THE DARK KNIGHT an average film?..Maggie Gyllenhaall was really good in TDK although, i wish Tom would have let Katie reprise her role for continuity reasons.Maggie did a great job though!!..also how is the casting for TDKR bad?..Every actor not in the background is very well known?!!...i was beginning to wonder if there were ANY extras in the movie?.. as they keep announcing new actors every day it seems!!
JULEZ13 - 8/2/2011, 7:10 PM
I literally lol'd @GUNSMITH's comment! That was funny.

Hathaway is a great actress, I'm a big fan of hers and I actually think she fits the role extremely well. There's no doubt in my mind that she will prove people wrong after this film is released.

I really wished she took the role of Lois instead cuz now we're stuck with that old lady. But I understand why she took Catwoman, it's a much more dynamic role. Lois Lane may be the more famous role but Catwoman definitely takes more acting ability since she's like a psychopath. It will show everyone her acting range. Everyone and they momma are gonna watch TDKR so this will definitely take her career to new heights! And its just one film unlike if she was in MOS, who knows how many movies she would have to commit too. It was the smartest business decision for her career in the long run.
JimP4 - 8/2/2011, 8:41 PM
ajax2, you don't know what you are talking about. Winning an Oscar doesn't put an actor on the A-list ( hello Cuba Gooding Jr. & Mira Sorvino ) - only box-office success and actors that are in huge demand with producers, directors, and film executives .

Why would you badmouth Anne Hathaway's catwoman performance , before you actually see the finish film ? This makes no sense to me. I actually trust Christopher Nolan, especially after he screen tested Hathaway ( and the other actresses vying for her role ) with Christian Bale. That is why auditions and screen tests are beneficial for casting purposes Obviously, after hiring Anne , Nolan realized that Anne is very capable of pulling off a credible Catwoman performance.
Minghagz - 8/2/2011, 9:27 PM
BB may have had the more dark psychological elements but TDK had more of the detective and suspenseful side of Batman. It all depends on preference but you also have to remember that BB was the origin story so it should have those elements whereas in TDK Batman was already established and the detective side was shown.

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