'Dark Knight Rises' actress Anne Hathaway has revealed that her role as Catwoman in the upcoming movie was one she has wanted ever since she was a child. The character, who has also been played by Michelle Pfeiffer, plays an important part in the latest of Christopher Nolan's takes on the popular comic book hero.
She told the website Hitfix: "I kind of got my big break in 'The Princess Diaries', and during the press rounds for that everyone asked me, 'Did you always want to be a princess growing up?' And the truth was, no, I wanted to be Catwoman. And I think a lot of women feel that way, and the fact that I am actually her is such a dream come true."
Hathaway explained that it was the mischevious nature of the character which appealed to her, saying: "I loved Catwoman's sense of humour. I love how sly she is. I love how she walks the fence and you don't know which side she's going to come down on. She's totally independent. Let's face it, she's badass."
In contrast to Catwoman's sense of fun, Batman actor Christian Bale has opened up about the sadness at the heart of his character.
Tom Hardy who plays the villain Bane in the new film, has also stated that he doesn't want to be compared to Heath Ledger's Joker, who was the main protaganist of the previous film, 'The Dark Knight'.
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman on set - do you think she can pull it off?