Michelle Pfeiffer, who set the bar for best Live Action Catwoman on film so far, recently sat down and spoke to EMPIRE magazine discussing Batman Returns, The Dark Knight Rises, and Anne Hathaway. This is a great interview so read below:
Batman Returns: “Immediately, I was halfway through the script when I said yes. Someone else was cast in the part and I remember being absolutely devastated and calling my agent and saying, ‘How have I not had a meeting about this? Why have I not heard about it?’ It was one of those things where Tim had someone in mind and went directly to them. So I was really bummed, but it was okay. When she [Annette Bening] fell out of it I was just leaving the country and got a call to say Tim wanted to meet me. So I went and he gave me the script and I got halfway through and said yes. But you know, honestly, I would have done it anyway, even without reading the script. But I was very happy that she was actually very well written.” “I think that she was someone so dark, Dark characters are always more interesting and she’s really very dark. That whole split personality is interesting.” “For a while, like a brief time, Tim was interested in maybe doing a Catwoman movie, but that didn’t really last very long.”
The Dark Knight Rises/Anne Hathaway: “Oh, I think she’s great. I’m actually very much looking forward to seeing her in the role. I’m a big fan of hers and I think she has everything you need for that role. She has the humour, she can go to dark places, she’s obviously very talented. I think she’s going to be really good.” And would she have played Catwoman for Christopher Nolan if given the chance? “Oh sure. I definitely would have done it.”
Would you have loved to see Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman again in The Dark Knight Rises? Of course, I would. But I know Anne Hathaway is gonna nail the role and possibly be the best Catwoman portrayal ever. Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.