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Anne Hathaway Confirms She’s Catwoman, Not Just Selina Kyle

Although we’ve known since mid-January that Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises, there remained some question as to whether we’ll see the character’s alter ego in director Christopher Nolan’s film. After all, the Warner Bros. press release didn’t mention the word “Catwoman.”

But in an appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s post-Oscar special , the actress seemed to confirm she’ll don the catsuit in the Warner Bros. movie. She said “Catwoman,” in any case — twice.

Giving Winfrey “the real story” about being asked to co-host this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, Hathaway said, “So the real story is, I was waiting to hear if I’d been cast as Catwoman. And my manager called me, and said ‘Are you sitting down?’ And I just go, ‘Oh, my God, here it comes.’ And she says ‘You’re about to hear something you will never hear again in your whole life.’ I’m like, ‘Okay.’ And she goes, ‘You’ve been asked to host the Oscars.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m Catwoman! … What? … Oh. Oh. Okay. What?'”

Hathaway will star opposite Academy Award winner Christian Bale and Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises, which begins filming in April. We’re still awaiting confirmation on Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film opens on July 20, 2012.


  • Scud

    Cryptic and doesn’t really confirm anything.

  • Tallmim

    She’s going to host the oscars??? what?

  • Sean Tudor

    Whats cryptic about that? She said Catwoman twice. Is she speaking in a code other than plain English the rest of it are not aware of?

  • Kevin Melrose

    She already did … on Sunday.

  • Jacob

    That was adorable.

  • Mak

    She can get it…

  • Mak

    Um… I’m going to have to agree with Scud on this one. She never stated that she will be playing Catwoman. Only that she would LIKE to play Catwoman. It is confirmed she is playing Selina Kyle. It has never been stated in any interview including this one She will also play the alter ego. Albeit, She could have been specifically told that she will be playing Catwoman. Or it could be she’s a Comic geek and know that Selina Kyle is Catwoman and could have mistakenly said Catwoman and not Selina Kyle.

    Of course I’m sure Nolan would though in the feline sultress in the film. I just think this article is author of this article is jumping the gun a bit.

  • Glenn

    She’s GOT to be Catwoman. There doesn’t seem much point of just having “Selina Kyle” in a Batman movie without having her also appear as Catwoman.

  • Grant

    Having her state “I’m playing Catwoman” is pretty cryptic.

    Anyways it’s the last Nolan Batman movie, Hathaway is a high profile in demand actress, went through a lengthy audition process, was one of the first new cast members annouced and the cinematographer Wally Pfiser mentioned seeing her in costume I’m going to go out on a limb and say she’s not going to just play Selina Kyle in the movie.

  • Dawnell_do

    I don’t knew why this is news, because you can’t have Selina Kyle without Catwoman.