Anne Hathaway has spilled the Batman beans—sort of. Her latest interview with the Los Angeles Times features the description of a key scene in The Dark Knight Rises. Someone makes a big introduction and someone else is kidnapped! [Beware of the following spoilers.]
In this scene, Hathaway's character Selena Kyle, aka Catwoman, makes a dramatic entrance. She seems to be the main attraction in a crowded room filled with Gotham's elite.
"Gotham City is a war zone. A ruthless madman named Bane has ripped away any sense of security and the citizens, haggard and clutching suitcases with refugee anxiety, sit behind barbed wire waiting to see what will blow up next. A hooded prisoner is dragged in - it's Bruce Wayne, one of Gotham's most famous faces - but the eyes of the crowd go instead to the woman in black standing at the top of the staircase.
'Sorry to spoil things, boys, but Bane needs these guys himself,' says sultry Selina Kyle, played here by actress Anne Hathaway, navigating the steps with stiletto heels that, on closer inspection, turn out to have serrated edges capable of leaving nasty claw marks in a fight. She also wears high-tech goggles that, when not in use, flip up and resemble feline ears."
Hathaway went on to say that Catwoman's outfit is more about function than fantasy. You can tell from this scene alone that everything she wears serves a purpose. The goggles and heels are just the tip of the iceberg. She's got a whole bag of goodies. We wonder when her claws are going to come into play ...
The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20.