There is an understandably crazy amount of secrecy surrounding “The Dark Knight Rises” — and not just secrecy for the fans, but for the cast and crew themselves.
We’ve heard plenty of stories over the years of Christopher Nolan allowing his actors only one opportunity to read the Batman scripts before the start of production. It turns out that Anne Hathaway’s experience was no different.
“I was in a room by myself reading a script. I think there was a guard outside,” she recently told MTV News. “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 s—! 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.”
After landing the role of Catwoman, Hathaway’s next mission was research, research and more research.
“I picked up ’The Dark Knight’ archives, and I picked up a book that explored the history of Catwoman, which was actually really, really helpful ’cause you just realize she can take anything,” she said. “She’s so the embodiment of her time and whatever world she’s in. I’ve seen versions where she’s incredibly glamorous, and I’ve seen versions where she’s a street kid, and that kind of informed my idea is that part of the way she cons people is she seamlessly and effortlessly becomes whatever their idea of who she is, is.”
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