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Which actress is the inspiration for Anne Hathaway's Catwoman?

Dec. 29, 2011by: Mike Sampson

The Los Angeles Times just published a report from their visit to the London set of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and while most of it is generic fawning ("Shes an incredibly talented but naturalistic actress," says Nolan; "Chris has given us all such complex, defined, sophisticated worldviews," says Hathaway), there are some interesting tidbits.

The beginning describes a new scene from the film where (spoiler alert) a hooded and imprisoned Bruce Wayne is dragged out in front of Gotham City by Selina Kyle's henchmen. "Sorry to spoil things, boys, but Bane needs these guys himself," she says. I'm not exactly sure what this means, but it does seem now that Catwoman is working for Bane, at least in a freelance capacity. Also noted is that the heels on Kyle's stilettos are serrated like a knife to inflict more damage with kicks during a fight. Nice touch.

And if you're looking to see where Hathaway got her inspiration on how to play Selena Kyle, look no further than old-timey actress Hedy Lamarr. Creator Bob Kane had said that Lamarr was a big inspiration for the comic character, so Hathaway went back and studied her films, including how the actress breathed.

Of all the parts of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Hathaway as Catwoman is the one I'm most skeptical about but I'm still curious to see how Nolan uses the character in the film (her role seems like the least important at this point).

Source: LA Times

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12:17PM on 12/29/2011

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Or possible nitpick. I appreciate the (spoiler) alert but could you guys, in the future, actually format it with "inviso text" or something? I clicked this article because I wanted to learn about Hedy Lamarr and now I know a bunch of details I would have liked to discover when I actually, you know, saw the movie. You don't even have an (End spoiler) so how was I suppose to scan to find the relevant information. Sorry to bitch but it's just courteous.
Or possible nitpick. I appreciate the (spoiler) alert but could you guys, in the future, actually format it with "inviso text" or something? I clicked this article because I wanted to learn about Hedy Lamarr and now I know a bunch of details I would have liked to discover when I actually, you know, saw the movie. You don't even have an (End spoiler) so how was I suppose to scan to find the relevant information. Sorry to bitch but it's just courteous.
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8:33PM on 12/29/2011
Juat because it is the top story when the site opens doesn't mean you have to read it.
Juat because it is the top story when the site opens doesn't mean you have to read it.
5:25PM on 12/29/2011
If you don't like it, then use a different site.
If you don't like it, then use a different site.
4:13PM on 12/29/2011
First thing that appears when site opens. Case closed.
First thing that appears when site opens. Case closed.
1:07PM on 12/29/2011
You could just, y'know, not read the article.
You could just, y'know, not read the article.
1:05PM on 12/29/2011
Both of you need to learn some self control. You two are the kind of assholes that blame McDonald's for making people fat.
Both of you need to learn some self control. You two are the kind of assholes that blame McDonald's for making people fat.
12:47PM on 12/29/2011
I couldn't agree more.
I couldn't agree more.
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12:37PM on 12/29/2011
i feel like her parts/dialog will be the most eye-rolling, face-palming, lamest parts of the movie.
kinda like maggie gyllnhall(sp?) in TDK.
remember when she was tied up to the chair yelling into the phone/device?
*shudder*
i feel like her parts/dialog will be the most eye-rolling, face-palming, lamest parts of the movie.
kinda like maggie gyllnhall(sp?) in TDK.
remember when she was tied up to the chair yelling into the phone/device?
*shudder*
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12:50PM on 12/29/2011
I'm afraid putting 'spoiler' in brackets in the text isn't good enough - nor does it stop me reading the spoiler due to the speed I read.

Yet again joblo ruins another part of Dark Knight Rises for me...
I'm afraid putting 'spoiler' in brackets in the text isn't good enough - nor does it stop me reading the spoiler due to the speed I read.

Yet again joblo ruins another part of Dark Knight Rises for me...
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8:26PM on 12/29/2011
Not mad at all
Not mad at all
4:12PM on 12/29/2011
Ja! Ja he did!
Ja! Ja he did!
4:01PM on 12/29/2011
Hitler thought that way too i bet.
Hitler thought that way too i bet.
3:28PM on 12/29/2011
Silly people. Don't you realise I'm always right?

And as for cerealkiller182: well dickhead, you mad bro?
Silly people. Don't you realise I'm always right?

And as for cerealkiller182: well dickhead, you mad bro?
3:15PM on 12/29/2011
Here: have some cheese to go with your whine.
Here: have some cheese to go with your whine.
2:53PM on 12/29/2011
Due to the speed you read? Wow that sounds pretentious. Maybe you should work on reading comprehension that way you stop when it says spoiler alert.

Regardless, if you have to say "Yet again joblo ruins..." yet you still read Batman articles on this site, you've got no one to blame but yourself.
Due to the speed you read? Wow that sounds pretentious. Maybe you should work on reading comprehension that way you stop when it says spoiler alert.

Regardless, if you have to say "Yet again joblo ruins..." yet you still read Batman articles on this site, you've got no one to blame but yourself.
1:07PM on 12/29/2011
someone get this guy a tissue.
someone get this guy a tissue.
1:02PM on 12/29/2011
Dude get yourself some fucking self discipline and quit blaming others for your lack thereof.
Dude get yourself some fucking self discipline and quit blaming others for your lack thereof.
1:03PM on 12/29/2011

Ohhh the nitpicking

Wow, its amazing to me all the nitpicking, whining and overall hate for this movie by some. Do you guys even realize how good these movies are compared to the absolute BULL shit comic movies that are out there? Lets name a few, ummm how about the complete mediocrity of Captain America, the shittyness of Thor and his gay team of losers that didn't help him at all, and his complete transformation in a matter of a weekend (horrid CG I might add). The Green Lantern.....enough said. And lets not
Wow, its amazing to me all the nitpicking, whining and overall hate for this movie by some. Do you guys even realize how good these movies are compared to the absolute BULL shit comic movies that are out there? Lets name a few, ummm how about the complete mediocrity of Captain America, the shittyness of Thor and his gay team of losers that didn't help him at all, and his complete transformation in a matter of a weekend (horrid CG I might add). The Green Lantern.....enough said. And lets not even go into the past for more shitty comic book movies.

These movies (Nolan's) are good movies in general, not just good comic movies, so I really don't understand all this BS whining, when we could have gotten SOOOOO MUCH worse of a comic adaptation (Batman and Robin anyone?)
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5:16PM on 12/29/2011
people should stop using the word 'gay' as derogatory term... I have a lot of gay friends that as a team could kick the shit out of anyone!
people should stop using the word 'gay' as derogatory term... I have a lot of gay friends that as a team could kick the shit out of anyone!
3:33PM on 12/29/2011
DarkElfam the fact you liked Captain America speaks volumes...
DarkElfam the fact you liked Captain America speaks volumes...
1:23PM on 12/29/2011
Captain America was horrible... That movie tried so hard to be epic and it just failed. Captain America was supposed to be an "action" film, right?
Captain America was horrible... That movie tried so hard to be epic and it just failed. Captain America was supposed to be an "action" film, right?
1:07PM on 12/29/2011
Wow, of all the shitty comic films out there, you chose to piss on Captain America?! That was one of the best comic films outside of Nolan's Batman series.

What about Fantastic Four or Dare Devil?
Wow, of all the shitty comic films out there, you chose to piss on Captain America?! That was one of the best comic films outside of Nolan's Batman series.

What about Fantastic Four or Dare Devil?
2:00PM on 12/29/2011
Wow so Selina really hates Bruce in the beginning. I still think she joins his side, and they should have some makeup sex. Nolan's Bruce never gets any on-screen.
I don't think it's a big spoiler, if you saw the trailer you could tell Catwoman is not on Bruce's side, at least in the beginning.
Wow so Selina really hates Bruce in the beginning. I still think she joins his side, and they should have some makeup sex. Nolan's Bruce never gets any on-screen.
I don't think it's a big spoiler, if you saw the trailer you could tell Catwoman is not on Bruce's side, at least in the beginning.
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3:34PM on 12/29/2011
No the fact she was working with Bane.
No the fact she was working with Bane.
2:00PM on 12/29/2011

I love Anne Hathaway :)

I'm most excited about seeing Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. I honestly don't care that much about Bane.
I'm most excited about seeing Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. I honestly don't care that much about Bane.
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2:32PM on 12/29/2011

Joblo readers..

(spoiler alert) Some of you are just sad individuals..

(spoiler alert) Some of you are just sad individuals..

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3:39PM on 12/29/2011
Wow. I love this article. I especially love the spoiler in it. My favourite part about the movie process is knowing everything that happens in a story before it's released...
Wow. I love this article. I especially love the spoiler in it. My favourite part about the movie process is knowing everything that happens in a story before it's released...
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12:21PM on 12/30/2011
Obvious troll is obvious.
Obvious troll is obvious.
8:27PM on 12/29/2011
LOL! I guess he didn't get enough attention in the first post.
LOL! I guess he didn't get enough attention in the first post.
4:58PM on 12/29/2011
Look everyone, he did it again!
Look everyone, he did it again!
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4:07PM on 12/29/2011

YOU RUINED THE MOVIE!!!!!!!

YOU GAVE AWAY LESS THAN 1% OF THE MOVIE, NOW IT'S COMPLETELY RUIN!!!!!!!
If you are bitching/moaning about maybe 45 seconds of the movie being given away, you've got issues. You might as well stop going online and watching TV because a lot more of this movie is going to be given away the close the release comes.
YOU GAVE AWAY LESS THAN 1% OF THE MOVIE, NOW IT'S COMPLETELY RUIN!!!!!!!
If you are bitching/moaning about maybe 45 seconds of the movie being given away, you've got issues. You might as well stop going online and watching TV because a lot more of this movie is going to be given away the close the release comes.
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4:11PM on 12/29/2011
Dyslexia rules ko...
Dyslexia rules ko...
4:50PM on 12/29/2011
That's Hedley!
That's Hedley!
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5:23PM on 12/29/2011
NEWS FLASH #1 - Joblo is a site that reports on movies. NEWS FLASH #2 - Joblo is on the internet. The internet is notorious for blowing the top off of topics. NEWS FLASH #3 - Catwoman and Bane are villians in the Batman universe. Batman will probably be taking on Bane and Catwoman either simultaneously or as a team in the movie. NEWS FLASH #4 - Anyone upset by this article revealing this so-called "spoiler" needs to go upstairs and help their mom make dinner and ask a female on a date - that
NEWS FLASH #1 - Joblo is a site that reports on movies. NEWS FLASH #2 - Joblo is on the internet. The internet is notorious for blowing the top off of topics. NEWS FLASH #3 - Catwoman and Bane are villians in the Batman universe. Batman will probably be taking on Bane and Catwoman either simultaneously or as a team in the movie. NEWS FLASH #4 - Anyone upset by this article revealing this so-called "spoiler" needs to go upstairs and help their mom make dinner and ask a female on a date - that way, articles like this will stop ruining your day.
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5:40PM on 12/29/2011

Topchambers

0 for 2...

Maybe you should try perezhilton.com for your movie updates.
0 for 2...

Maybe you should try perezhilton.com for your movie updates.
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6:16PM on 12/29/2011
Hmm... I really hope that Catwoman isn't just Bane's henchman.
Hmm... I really hope that Catwoman isn't just Bane's henchman.
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8:02PM on 12/29/2011

Some peoples kids

Somewhere I read that Catwoman would birth a Dick/Jason/Tim son. I also heard Arnold circa Junior gave her the eggs to produce the Night Redwing. No relation to Mr. Freeze.
Somewhere I read that Catwoman would birth a Dick/Jason/Tim son. I also heard Arnold circa Junior gave her the eggs to produce the Night Redwing. No relation to Mr. Freeze.
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3:43AM on 12/30/2011
Great, her character is based on... Breathing, really slowly.
Greastest movie ever, obviously.
Great, her character is based on... Breathing, really slowly.
Greastest movie ever, obviously.
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9:33AM on 12/30/2011
A focus on breath is one of the basic fundamentals of naturalistic/true acting. Every human being breathes in a different fashion. We tend to hold all of our stress in our breathing patterns.

So in conclusion...shut up.
A focus on breath is one of the basic fundamentals of naturalistic/true acting. Every human being breathes in a different fashion. We tend to hold all of our stress in our breathing patterns.

So in conclusion...shut up.
5:02AM on 12/30/2011

Hedy Lamar??

Nice, and thanks for saving me $12.
Nice, and thanks for saving me $12.
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3:02PM on 12/30/2011

IDEA!

Using Poison Ivy and Bane together didn't work, soooooooo Using Catwoman and Bane will work..........Ummm... Still no. Hathaway can't act her way out of a tampax box.
Using Poison Ivy and Bane together didn't work, soooooooo Using Catwoman and Bane will work..........Ummm... Still no. Hathaway can't act her way out of a tampax box.
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5:23PM on 12/30/2011
The jury's out on Hathaway's Catwoman until I see her arse.
The jury's out on Hathaway's Catwoman until I see her arse.
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6:53PM on 12/31/2011

Please be an important Cat.

I love Anne Hathaway's acting. I do hope she is of importance to the story line.
I love Anne Hathaway's acting. I do hope she is of importance to the story line.
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