The good season celebrating star in both in personal and profetional life Anne Hathaway enjoyed as she says beating up men "a little too much" in 'The Dark Knight Rises' while portraying Catwoman in the Batman movie. The 29-year-old actress plays Catwoman in the Batman movie, and she loved grappling with guys in a more action-packed role than she usually takes on.
Speaking at the European premiere of 'The Dark Knight Rises' at London's Leicester Square last night (18.07.12), she told BANG Showbiz: "Being in the movie was fun because I had to learn to beat up guys - I enjoyed that a little too much."
She has been lately engaged to be married to actor boyfriend Adam Shulman and now she’s earning rave reviews for her performance as the sultry Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, a character she idolised as a child. The film marks the third and final chapter in the epic trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
The film is remarkable not merely for the rampant chemistry between Hathaway and Bale, but also for some memorable fight scenes where Hathaway stretches her form-fitting neoprene catsuit to the limit. “It was better for my stress levels to focus on how I felt wearing the catsuit rather than how I looked in it,” explains Hathaway in reference to the ultra-sexy Catwoman costume.
“Although I have to admit that I did train and adhere to a strict diet for ten months!” Stepping into the high heels of Catwoman was both a risk and a potential career-shaping moment for Hathaway. The iconic character was first played by Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt in the original 60s Batman TV series, before Michelle Pfeiffer redefined the role in Batman Returns (1992), directed by Tim Burton.
(Let’s try to forget Halle Berry in the execrable 2004 Catwoman movie.) Hathaway, however, delivers a striking performance as the feline femme fatale. Her Selina Kyle/Catwoman is a delicious anti-heroine who (in keeping with her comic book origins) oscillates between criminal psychopath and comrade of Christian Bale’s Caped Crusader.
Hathaway was recently seen in “One Day” and “Love and Other Drugs,” and previously played in “Rachel Getting Married,” the taut drama which earned her a Best Actress nomination in 2009, and “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), her biggest box-office success to date.
In her peronal life, Hathaway is very much in love with her fiancé, Adam Shulman, best known for his work in the 2005 TV series American Dreams. Their relationship has helped Hathaway recover from her previous relationship with con man Raffaello Follieri, which ended in 2007.
|Anne Hathaway as Cat woman in "The Dark Night Rises"|
|Cat woman on action bike|