Anne Hathaway

“I wore these flat Joker-y looking shoes”: Anne Hathaway Embarrassed Herself During Christopher Nolan’s Audition for $1 Billion Blockbuster

Anne Hathaway’s Hollywood journey has been marked by versatility and range, with her ability to tackle both comedic and dramatic roles and her willingness to take on challenging and complex characters. She has become a beloved figure in the industry and continues to inspire and entertain audiences with her work.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Her acting career kicked off in the late 1990s when she started performing in stage productions as a teenager. Her breakthrough came in 2001 when she was cast in the short-lived television series Get Real, but her starring role in the Disney film The Princess Diaries (2001) catapulted her to international fame. The actress also shared a funny anecdote while auditioning for Christopher Nolan’s action flick.

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Why Was Anne Hathway Embarrassed On Set

During an interview with BBC Radio 1 in 2020, Anne Hathway was asked about her audition for Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises. The actress shared an embarrassing moment where she thought she was auditioning for the part of Harley Quinn. The actress said,

“That was funny, Harley Quinn. That was the initial meet with Chris, and I came in, and I had this lovely Vivienne Westwood kind of, you know, beautiful but kind of mad tailoring top with stripes going everywhere, and I wore these like flat kind of Jokery looking shoes. And I was just kind of trying to give Chris like these crazy little smiles, and then about an hour into the meeting, and he goes like, ‘I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this, but it’s Catwoman,’ and I was like shifting, into a different gear right now.”

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Hathaway’s Selina Kyle is portrayed as a complex and multi-dimensional character with her own motivations and struggles. She is a survivor who has had to resort to theft and deception to make a living in a harsh and unforgiving world, but she also has a sense of compassion and a desire for redemption. Her portrayal of the role is marked by a combination of toughness and vulnerability, with the character’s past traumas and struggles informing her actions and motivations.

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Anne Hathaway’s Character Made Her Mark

In The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman is a skilled thief and formidable fighter who becomes entangled in the conflict between Batman and the villainous Bane. 

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Throughout the film, Hathaway’s Selina Kyle evolves from a cynical and self-interested individual to a reluctant hero who joins forces with Batman and the Gotham City police to defeat Bane and save the city. She proves to be a valuable ally, using her skills and intelligence to help Batman and his allies overcome various obstacles.

The Dark Knight Rises is available for streaming on HBO Max.

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