Anne Hathaway Talks “Dark Knight Rises” With LA Times

If I were describe the state of Gotham City in the upcoming Dark Knight Rises, I probably wouldn’t use the term “full of grace”. However, that is how Selena Kyle aka Anne Hathaway categories the city in the new movie despite it’s appearance of chaos from what we’ve been teased with so far.

“You look at Heath’s [Ledger] performance as the Joker [in ‘The Dark Knight’], there was a lot of madness there but there was also a grace, and he had a code there,” Hathaway tells the Los Angeles Times. “There’s a lot of belief and codes of behavior in Gotham, and my character has one, too. A lot of the way she moves and interacts with people is informed by her worldview.”

Hathaway’s character of Selena Kyle was prominently featured in the latest trailer to be released from the studio where here “Robin Hood-like” streak came out saying, “there’s a storm coming,” aimed at Bruce Wayne and the city’s ruling class. When Anne chatted with The LA Times, she spilled a few details about the film. Check them out below.

The LA Times was fortunate enough to receive a set visit during the movie’s filming. Here is what they saw. (Caution: SPOILERS ahead.)

Bruce Wayne has been taken prisoner and is dragged into a room with a hood on his head when Selina interrupts things to say “Bane needs these guys himself.” The scene seems in keeping with everything we’ve seen and read so far about “The Dark Knight Rises” — namely, that it’s going to be an exceptionally rough ride for the Caped Crusader.

Anne is joining a long list of actresses to portray Selena Kyle/Catwoman. However, Anne says she’s trying to not let them influence her own performance.

“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,” Hathaway says. “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.”

The more we get teased about this film, the more I cannot wait for Summer 2012. Bring on the blockbusters. Are you looking forward to seeing Anne Hathaway as Catwoman? Sound off below.

  • Ryan

    I keep forgetting that she got her break in Princess Diaries, which wasn’t a bad film, but it’s cool to see the success she’s had in making the most of each of the very diverse roles she’s owned since then.