The cat is out of the bag, literally. Anne Hathaway is playing Catwoman, also known as Selina Kyle, and in an interview with the Los Angeles Times has given us our first real insight into the plot of The Dark Knight Rises. The newspaper uses the following description to introduce their article. Spoiler alert indeed!
“Gotham City is a war zone. A ruthless madman named Bane has ripped away any sense of security and the citizens, haggard and clutching suitcases with refugee anxiety, sit behind barbed wire waiting to see what will blow up next. A hooded prisoner is dragged in -- it’s Bruce Wayne, one of Gotham’s most famous faces -- but the eyes of the crowd go instead to the woman in black standing at the top of the staircase,” it reads.
“‘Sorry to spoil things, boys, but Bane needs these guys himself,’ says sultry Selina Kyle, played here by actress Anne Hathaway, navigating the steps with stiletto heels that, on closer inspection, turn out to have serrated edges capable of leaving nasty claw marks in a fight. She also wears night-vision goggles that, when not in use, flip up and resemble feline ears.”
In the interview, Hathaway said that she didn’t have to look far for finding her inner Catwoman. She channeled Hedy Lamarr, the iconic screen actress. Her final quote in the article, we think, is extremely telling as to what we can expect from The Dark Knight Rises -- what our readers have voted The Most Anticipated Movie of 2011.
“What’s come before doesn’t limit or even affect this new version,” Hathaway said.
Color us thrilled.