Anne Hathaway Responds to Criticisms of Her Costume in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

     August 9, 2011


Anne Hathaway should respond to Internet criticism with a grain of salt.  I know I do and I’m the one who writes it.  There was a huge response to the reveal of her outfit in The Dark Knight Rises even though A) there was no context, B) we don’t know if it’s the outfit she wears the entire movie, and C) we don’t even know if she’s really “Catwoman” in this movie or just Selina Kyle with a skin-tight outfit.  But she has been reading the Interwebs and she tells MTV, “If you didn’t like the photo, you only see about a 10th of what that suit can do. And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste.”  I didn’t even know we had seen a 10th of what the suit can do.  Is making Hathaway look hot count towards the suit’s abilities?  Can’t any outfit do that?

Again, it’s important to remember that Nolan doesn’t really care about pre-conceived notions of these characters.  He pulls from multiple comics and also brings in new elements.  But I do thank Ms. Hathaway for fueling the speculation fires about what the other 90% of her suit can do.  Hit the jump for video of Hathaway’s response to the criticism about her outfit.


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  • Jazzy Jace

    Initially I didn’t like the first photo reveal of Hathaway’s outfit; but subsequent photos have changed my mind.
    Anne, if you’re reading this, please get in touch and ask me out (sigh!)


    • DarthMuppet

      I was iffy on the suit at first. The subsequent photo’s have eased my mind though. She’s got a definite Julie Newmar thing going on… it actually looks like suit itself is a more modernized version of the one Julie wore.

      • C.K.

        she could never have a secret identity with that grin of hers, with or without a mask on. it’s like the joker part II. she really has no call to be arrogant in her MTV interview. “In Nolan We Trust”? — remember, he cast Katie Holmes. He was able to get a do-over with TDK and Maggie G, but there will be no do-over if Hathaway doesn’t pull off her Selina act.

    • Common Sense

      I’ve dated hot movie stars this past year. Some would say it’s because I’m starting out in the film industry, athletic and above average in height. However, the ladies said they truly liked me because of the fact that I talked to them with heart.

      Ask her out. The important thing is to talk to her like another human being. If she is NOT some insecure lady who just wants attention then she might say yes. Unfortunately some ladies are not sincere so what I’ve learned is definitely run from those!

      However, around the corner an even hotter and more caring girl will be anxious to date you.

      It’s my two cents.

  • LiamH

    She was obviously just having fun in the interview, so this could still go either way but I’m betting there’s more to the suit.

  • TheTrickster

    Oh, the internet people, always complaining about every-fucking-thing!

    • McCheeseoncakes

      I can agree with that on so many accounts but this is different. It’s the final Nolan Batman movie (As of now), and after following The Dark Knight with a epic performance of The Joker by Heath Ledger, It should be the best one, which even Nolan said “How many good third parts can you name?”. With Bane who has people worried already but Selena Kyle in a black suit like that means Catwoman, it’s just a bit of a disappointment if thats the final suit, it looks like a no effort suit

  • Tara

    I’m not a fan of hers personally. And I’m really hoping that she’s not “catwoman” The women who played the character in the past had something about them that was just…fitting and sassy, you felt like they could really match wits and kickass with batman. I don’t get that from her at all. And while I hope the suit is rockin and does have some secrects that will kickass. Unless she’s gained a pound or ten and added some curves and sass. I’m not sold! Not one bit. I think I would have been happier if they cast an unknown. Christian Bale and Hardy rock and I just don’t think she hit the mark.

  • Kimberley Walsh

    It doesn’t seem like she put on weight to play Selina Kyle/Catwoman with an ample cleavage, fuller legs and fuller backside. Perhaps they don’t want her to look like the character exactly as she is in the comic books. In the comic books, Selina has huge boobs with nice, womanly curves.

  • Johanna

    Wohoo!! Let me tell you, this will be an Anne Hathaway you’ve never seen, and she’s going to knock everyone’s socks off in The Dark Knight Rises! You are going to be so killed by her performance. I can’t tell you how good she is as a strong, empowered, sexy Catwoman. Oh, she is so good in this. It’s unbelievable the performance she gives. It’s amazing. Hahah.. freakin’ fantastic, can’t wait! Man! I feel like a woman!

  • Tarek

    If it can do Donuts, then I’ll buy that for a dollar!

  • Tarek

    Hataway looks like an Annoying Orange in this interview

  • Harry

    In NOLAN I trust.

  • PatLang

    She said on Oprah that she would indeed be playing Catwoman! Gosh, are you that upset about the Oscars that you refuse to listen to her anymore? Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a huge success, which means that people still care about James Franco. Same with Rio, and I’m sure critics will love One Day. Get over it. Hathaway is in the movie, whether you like it or not (in your case, don’t like it, as always).

  • plainview

    i actually wished that she didn’t respond so that the negativity will continue until the first theatrical trailer when they see Action scenes, action scenes with Selina Kyle, and dialogue sequence that is so good, it might be better than the action scenes. i mean come on, In Nolan We Trust. did you see the list of actress who auditioned and who screen tested. and Anne still got the part? she must have something to show us.

    also, remember Tom Hardy is in the movie! and he can knock this out of the park himself. let’s just not assume Anne as the Sofia Coppola of Nolan’s movies.

    I can’t wait for people to jaw drop when Anne shows his Selina Kyle in the coming months. and remember, Nolan loves casting against type. he wouldn’t do it on this one if he didn’t have another “surprise” for us.

  • Lance Trachtenberg

    She (Anne H.) shouldn’t have bothered to respond at all, as any attention granted to the hair trigger hater mechanism that seems to be prolific within the confines of the fanboy community these days is ultimately fed into by stoking their flames. Hey Haters! Stop whining and wait for the movie to premiere. Brats!!!

  • KD

    I could be crazy but it seems like those goggles are forward protruding so could it be when she slides the goggles up on to the top of her head it makes it look like cat ears??? Just a thought.

  • Tom

    Don’t really ever comment on these boards, but I thought I might say that while I do trust Nolan almost entirely, the fact he cast Katie Holmes in Batman Begins tells me that his ability to match female actresses to a part may not be so great. Maybe he’s got a bit of a revisionist take on Catwoman, but it may not even matter that much.

    When you consider all the people who’ve been thrown into this movie, it might very well mean this whole Catwoman thing won’t matter much at all. I don’t expect Nolan to make a cluttered movie, so that tells me her addition will have to be pretty seamless and, therefore, not a huge deal.

    • PatLang

      What about Carrie-Anne Moss in Memento? And Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard in Inception? Nolan has written some terrific female characters. And I will honestly say that Maggie Gyllenhaal was a huge improvement over Katie Holmes.

  • James

    Her costume isn’t that much different than the comic. Not sure why this is such a big deal.

  • junieizzle

    I always liked it.

  • Nick S

    Can’t wait for a trailer with catwoman in it… Actually let’s not spoil the fun and surprise. I cant wait to see what Anne Hathaway is like in the movie!!!
    I wasn’t too excited when she was first cast as Selina Kyle but hey I accepted it and am loving the photos of her in her costume.
    Haters or going to hate but real people will wait to see the movie before judging it!

  • Finn

    If you look closely at those (very cool) goggles, you can tell she’s got a mask on underneath. Either way, I love the look and know they’ll get it right.

  • joe kerr

    i believe in christopher nolan.

  • Dallas

    To those who are so quick to pass judgement on a single image, all I can say is once a troll, always a troll. If you had 1 / 25th of the innate creativity that Christopher Nolan and his team possess, you wouldn’t be so busy making meritless critiques on a website – but, rather working towards bringing your own ambitious visions to life.

    • tarek

      Nolan is a genius. No matter what he does, I’ll buy it.
      I like the style of this black panther.

  • Bill Graham

    Anne Hathaway may not have Christina Hendricks’ curves, but that doesn’t mean she lacks them entirely. Come on, people. OPEN YOUR EYES.

  • migz13

    The only way to enjoy this is to stop speculating, hold judgement, have patience and just wait for the whole damn movie to come out next year.
    Seriously… people on the web are the ones’ spoiling and ultimately destroying the surprise for themselves.

  • Cole

    mehhhhhhhhh mehhhhhhhh

  • wacko3205

    As first looks go…I like it so far…& this is just a “so far” kinda photo. She’s Catwoman. That’s that. She’s not just wearing a skin tighty for fashion. That gigs for function. Period.

    As she herself said…we’re just seeing part of what the suit does…& if we’re just looking at part of what it does…then that means there’s more to come.

    My issue is…the “gear/get up” that she’s wearing looks a lot like Wayne tech & seeing as how Cotilliard is a Ghul…then you’d have to come to the conclusion that it was either stolen by Talia Al Ghul.

    That or it was given to her custom made by Bruce Wayne…aka: the Bat Man. Check out the mask. Totally resembles the bottom half of the initial cowl (minus the ear piece transmitter housings) that he & Alfred imported from China & assembled in the Batcave waaaaaaaaay back in Begins.

    I mean…I may be wrong…but in my opinion that’s only just that: my opinion. I would love for her to be a jewel & art theif that steals Bruce’s heart, mind, body, & soul…only to break it all when he catches her in the act. I want her to be one of the villians & I want her to find out that Bruce’s actually Batman…but at just the right time. I’d love it if, in the pix of her on the Batpod, she’s been bought & paid for by the League of Shadows & that she’s stealing Bat’s only way of escape from the riot.

    That being said though…I just want her to be THE Catwoman…THE Selina Kyle that we all know & love, but that my friends, is up to Knowlan.

  • HC

    loving how the fanboys hate the costume, that generally means you are going in the right direction. thank god she’s not wearing some ridiculous suit. The more it doesn’t look like a “cat” the better.

  • ozzie

    it’s just the 30 y/o comic geeks living in their mom’s basement that were upset about the costume … they’ll find something else to gripe about to make themselves feel better soon anyways. Hathaway is a great actor so I can’t wait.

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