Fan reaction to the first photos of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in ‘Batman The Dark Knight Rises’ has been mixed to say the least. Now Anne has come out to defend the costume and promise that there’s more than meets the eye. While it was nowhere near the travesty that they poured Halle Berry into, it was not on par with what we’ve become accustomed to on everyone from Ertha Kitt and Julie Newmar to Michelle Pfieffer. In fact, many fans were expecting her to look as she has currently appeared in recent comics and video games. Instead, fans were treated to what looked like a relatively generic body suit and a pair of chunky glasses.
* In all fairness to the costume, there was a little bit of extra information released on Catwoman and some of the unseen aspects of her outfit yesterday.
Generally, Christopher Nolan keeps a pretty tight leash on what his stars can say about their roles and costumes for the Batman movies (Otherwise, Tom hardy would have had to say something about his goofy mask for Bane). However, Anne Hathaway did have this to say last night when she spoke to the folks over at MTV.
“I was not going to admit it: I asked someone to send me a few reactions [to the photo],” she said. “And I happen to know that MTV’s reaction was ‘meh.’ ”
Now, we’re not sure about the “meh” quote, but we will admit to using the phrases “cautiously optimistic,” “unflattering” and “underwhelming” in our analysis.
Regardless, Hathaway said that no matter the first impressions, there is a lot more happening with that suit.
“What I am happy to say is, if you didn’t like the photo, you only see about a 10th of what that suit can do,” she promised. “And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste.”