Just the other day, the first production stills of Anne Hathaway as Cat Woman from The Dark Knight Rises were released.
Anne Hathaway’s career was basically kicked off by the film version of the Princess Diaries, in which she played Mia Thermopolis, a gawky teenager whose shyness made her nearly invisible to her classmates, who one day finds out that she is a princess of a small European principality. Oh, and that her grandmother is Julie Andrews.
By the end of the film, Mia is beautiful, her friends accept her for who she is, the popular kids leave her alone, and she flies off to her principality, Genovia, with her cat Fat Louie.
Since then, Hathaway has been America’s sweetheart.
She’s played another princess (Ella Enchanted), a queen (Alice in Wonderland), a fashion magazine gopher (The Devil Wears Prada), Little Red Riding Hood (Hoodwinked!), Jane Austen (Becoming Jane), and a bird (Rio).
Let’s explore Catwoman.
Catwoman, or Selina Kyle, has been part of the Batman universe since the first issue of Detective Comics in 1940. Catwoman’s dish is that she’s a burglar prostitute who has somehow gone a little loopy somewhere in the mix.
In Batman Returns Catwoman was played by Michele Pfieffer, and looked like this:
In 2004’s train wreck, Catwoman, Halle Berry played the feline femme fatale, and she looked like this:
And now Anne Hathaway, the princess of Genovia, comes riding in on a motorcycle and wearing bulbous goggles? Furthermore, she appears to be fully clothed, and to possess no form of SNM style whippy weaponry. This could be a problem.
Look, the girl has chops. She’s funny and convincing in every role she plays, and i’d honestly love to hang out with her and get some cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery with her.
But that’s the problem: my dream itinerary for a day with Hathaway is getting cupcakes, and i’m sure most people’s would also involve some sort of cutsey baked goods.
She’s just frigging cute. I see her more as a kitten than a cat.
But maybe Christopher Nolan knows something we don’t.