Christopher Nolan’s Request Pushes Anne Hathaway to Her Limits: The Toughest Training of Her Career

Culture news This request from Chistopher Nolan pushed Anne Hathaway to her limits: it was the hardest training of her career


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To make The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan was very demanding of his actors. This is particularly what Anne Hathaway, interpreter of Catwoman, tells us, who reveals extreme training.


A feline pleasure

In the Batman universe, many of the characters have a polished background and development. However, there are few whose aura equals or surpasses Catwoman. It must be said that the character of Selina Kyle, the original Catwoman, has always had a particular importance in the stories of the Dark Knight, since her introduction in 1940 in the comic book Batman #1. A work whose importance we have already explained to you in this article.

On the big screen, many actresses have taken turns to play the feline-looking burglar. So recently, Zoë Kravitz knew how to monopolize the favor of fans, in Matt Reeves' The Batman, another actress had known, before her, mark the role of his paw. The latter is Anne HathawayAmerican actress best known for her roles in The devil wears Prada, Wretched, Interstellar. But also for her interpretation of Selina, alongside Christian Bale, in The Dark Knight Risesthe last part of Christopher Nolan's trilogy.

Anne Hathaway & Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises

The role of a lifetime

A dream role for the actress, who has also worked enormously to best embody the grace and athleticism of Catwoman. She recently returned to all this preparation at the microphone of Vanity Fair :

I'm so happy to be in this movie. I worked so hard to do this backflip. Early on in production, Christopher Nolan came to me and said, “I'd like you to train really hard for this.” I would like you to do as many stunts and fights as possible and learn everything you don't know how to do. »

In order to achieve as he imagined his third, and last, film from the Batman universe, Christopher Nolan therefore wanted to very demanding with the American interpreter. Significant constraints to which the person concerned immediately complied:

So I went straight to the gym. And so far it's the hardest physical training I've done for a role.

Training and work, these are, without surprises, the keys to Anne Hathaway's good performance in Catwoman. Efforts that will have been worth it, as the feature film and its performance were appreciated. The proof is the 78/100 of Metacritic and the 87% of Rotten Tomatoes. Moreover, if you wish to discover or rediscover The Dark Knight Risesthe film is available on Max, a new platform that we tell you about in This item.