Catwoman actress Anne Hathaway joined her castmates on Saturday in offering her condolences to the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting in Aurora, Colorado. The “Dark Knight Rises” star released a statement to E! News expressing her heartache over the midnight attack at the Century 16 movie complex by suspect James Holmes that took the lives of 12 and injured 58.
“My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act,” said Hathaway. “I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
Christian Bale, who concludes his run as Batman in the final film of the trilogy, also issued a statement on Saturday, saying, “Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
In addition to an emotional comment from director Christopher Nolan , Gary Oldman, who plays police commissioner James Gordon in the films, also expressed his grief. “My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act,” he said.
Nolan’s heartfelt sentiments join those previously expressed by President Obama and other celebrities like “Avengers” star Chris Evans, Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Jessica Simpson , who were all shaken by the tragic events.
Suspected shooter Holmes, 24, will appear in court at 9:30 MDT for a hearing where the charges of suspicion of first degree murder will be read.
Aurora police chief Dan Oates told reporters on Sunday that Holmes has “lawyered up,” and has refused to speak to investigators since being apprehended behind the movie theater where the shootings took place and warning officials about his rigged apartment. Holmes is being held in solitary confinement at an Arapahoe County detention facility as he awaits the court date, where he could also face additional counts of aggravated assault and weapons violations.
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