'Dark Knight Rises' Ending: Anne Hathaway's 'Holy Sh--!' Reaction

Catwoman herself recalls reading the script for the first time.

Warning: Spoilers about the ending of "The Dark Knight Rises" lie ahead!

"Holy sh--!" That was Anne Hathaway's uncharacteristically salty reaction when she first laid eyes on the final pages of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" screenplay. Apparently, even Catwoman can be caught unawares.

The closing moments of the Batman trilogy — which find Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) not dead but alive, well and dining with Hathaway's Selina Kyle in picturesque Florence while former cop John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) seemingly takes over his caped-crusader duties — has earned raves from critics, fans ... and the movie's stars.

"I was in a room by myself reading a script. I think there was a guard outside," Hathaway recalled of her initial script read. "A part of me was trying to stay professional, like, 'This is going to be your one chance to read it for many, many months, so really take it in.' And a part of me was like, 'Holy sh--! This is so cool! Oh my God! I am the envy of so many million people right now.' I just could not believe my luck, so I had those two things going: keeping it cool and, pardon the pun, batsh-- crazy."

One could hardly blame Hathaway for her enthusiasm: "The Dark Knight Rises" has been one of the most anticipated films of the year, one she felt genuinely lucky to be included in. But does any teeny-tiny part of her wish Nolan would turn his trilogy into a fourpeat?

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"That would be greedy," she said. "I would go wherever Christopher Nolan asked me to, and I would wear any suit he asked me, and I would play anything he wanted me to do, but it would be greedy of me to ask for more than I got with this one."

Somehow, we don't think fans would mind too much if she made the request anyhow.

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