Batman star Zoe Kravitz receives Catwoman recommendation from Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway gave Zoe Kravitz some advice when she took on the role of Catwoman in The Batman. Hathaway was cast by Christopher Nolan as Selena Kyle, also known as Catwoman, in his Dark Knight trilogy. However, the actress was far from being the first woman to take on the role. Eartha Kitt, Julie Newmar, Halle Berry, Camren Bicondova and Michelle Pfeiffer are just a few of the actresses who have taken on the role of Catwoman over the years, each bringing their own style to the character.
In a new interview Anne Hathaway was asked if she had any advice for Zoe Kravitz on playing Catwoman. In Hathaway’s view, Kravitz must find her own way based on what is best for Matt Reeves’ version of the character in The Batman. From the small footage we’ve seen, it appears that the director presents Catwoman in a way that has never been shown on the big screen. Hathaway had this to say about her advice to Zoë Kravitz.
“If I had any advice it would be literally not to listen to anyone because I think the only way to play that role is to give your version of it. We all had different directors and all of our interpretations were specific to the films That they were there, much like my Grand High Witch, is specific to Bob Zemeckis and Angelica Huston is specific to Nicolas Roeg, and that’s great! And all of the Jokers were specific to every director they have and so I don’t think that you can get too stuck with the comparison. And especially when you’re not the one to do it because it’s your job to give yours. ”
Anne Hathaway is ultimately happy about Zoe Kravitz. “I’m so excited to see what she does with it. I thought she was a perfect choice,” said the actress. She continued, “You saw her come down the stairs, right? Yeah, she doesn’t need my advice.” A lot of people thought Kravitz was the best choice to play Catwoman in The Batman. Her casting was hugely popular from the start, while it took many fans some time to prepare for Robert Pattinson to take on the lead role.
Playing Batman will always be difficult for a new actor, especially now that so many actors have played the iconic cartoon character on the big and small screen. Michael Keaton and Christian Bale seem to be running most of the fan-favorite auditions right now, but people have also started looking into what Ben Affleck did with the Dark Knight too. If the initial footage reaction for The Batman is any clue, Robert Pattinson is fine.
The Batman is currently filming in and around London and plans to come to the US. Production was halted for a few months due to the public health crisis and had to be halted a second time as soon as the cameras started rolling. So far everything seems to be going much smoother the third time. You can read the rest of the Anne Hathaway interview on Collider.
Subjects: The Batman, Batman
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