Anne Hathaway talks Catwoman spin-off
Anne Hathaway was one of the best things about The Dark Knight Rises. Her Catwoman surpassed even Michelle Pfeiffer‘s in Batman Returns for many people, and it’s no surprise that whispers of an Anne Hathaway Catwoman spin-off have been fluttering around Hollywood.
As good an actress as Anne Hathaway is, we can’t help but remember the last time they tried to make a Catwoman stand-alone film. It did not go well. Starring Halle Berry and Sharon Stone, and directed by a man known only as “Pitof”, this iteration of Catwoman was both phenomenally bad and unintentionally hilarious. It really is something to behold. It’s so bad that it seems artistic.
Hopefully Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman wouldn’t have to resort to being complete kitty litter to be entertaining. On the possibility of returning to the thieving sex kitten, Anne Hathaway said:
“No one’s talked to me about it. I would love it. I was at a press [conference] the other night for a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, and the moderator asked me, ‘So what was it like to say goodbye to the character?’ And I burst into tears, because I miss her.”
We miss her too, Anne Hathaway. We miss her too.
You BFF collegues don’t agree according to the TDKR review:
“Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, has polarised audiences, and not without good reason. Though cartoonish and often two-dimensional in her portrayal of a cat burglar plagued by the breadcrumb-trail of her own mediocrity, the role is an unforgiving and unlikable one. Whilst there are flash-in-the-pan moments of hyperfeminine brilliance in Hathaway’s work, the character has clearly been brought in to fill in the “tits and latex” requirement. Too often, Selina Kyle shows herself as nothing more than a tritely attractive mishmash of girly stereotypes and disappointingly impractical heels. Having to deal with that, as well as toting around a massive chip on Catwoman’s shoulder, there’s no way Hathaway’s bony clavicle was going to stand the pressure. The half-star deficit in our rating of The Dark Knight Rises is wholly down to the poor characterization of an antihero who could have added a whole new facet of feminist relevancy to a near-perfect blockbuster.”
Hi Alfred. Here at BFF we pride ourselves on the range of opinions exhibited by our white-hot writing team; we’re sure you must have embraced a similar spirit of tolerance in your line of work (pretending to be a fictional butler online). Thanks for commenting!