1st Catwoman slams Dark Knight franchise (especially the costumes!)

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

Cat got your tongue? Julie Newmar's never had that problem. The outspoken actress, best known for playing Catwoman number one in the 1960s Batman series, is giving her two cents on Christopher Nolan's trilogy.

Newmar recently spoke with Yahoo's The Yo Show about the evolution of the Batman franchise. When asked if she liked the direction it's taken she replied, "In a way, no." Why is that? She explained, "It's dark. I think we had so much fun in the '60s, 1966 to 1968. And then Vietnam came and things sort of got darker and darker and darker."

The actress also takes issue with today's superhero wardrobes. "What's with all the costumes that they have to wear now?" she said. "There's a lot that you can't see anymore. You know, when you have everything sort of padded out and very macho and all that kind of thing. It's as if the costume acts for you."

But Newmar did have some positive things to say about her feline peers. She wouldn't specify who was her favorite Catwoman, but she said she loves Michelle Pfieffer as an actress. And even though she hasn't watched The Dark Knight Rises, she calls Anne Hathaway "divine."

You can watch Newmar's full interview below:

Do you agree with Newmar's remarks?

(via The Huffington Post)