Anne Hathaway loved exploring Catwoman's characteristics

July 12th, 2012

Anne Hathaway enjoyed exploring different sides to Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

The 29-year-old actress thoroughly researched the villain before she started filming the role, and she was particularly keen to portray the character as someone who ''seamlessly and effortlessly'' changes from being an ''incredibly glamorous'' figure at one stage to a cheating con artist in other sections of the movie.

She said: ''I picked up 'The Dark Knight' archives, and I picked up a book that explored the history of Catwoman, which was actually really, really helpful because you just realise she can take anything.

''She's so the embodiment of her time and whatever world she's in. I've seen versions where she's incredibly glamorous, and I've seen versions where she's a street kid, and that kind of informed my idea is that part of the way she cons people is she seamlessly and effortlessly becomes whatever their idea of who she is, is.''

While Anne was keen to be professional during her preparation for the role, she couldn't help freaking out when she became one of the first people to read the script of the forthcoming movie, a follow up to Christopher Nolan's 2008 film 'The Dark Knight'.

She added to MTV News: ''I was in a room by myself reading a script. I think there was a guard outside.

''A part of me was trying to stay professional, like, 'This is going to be your one chance to read it for many, many months, so really take it in.' And a part of me was like, 'Holy s**t! This is so cool! Oh my god! I am the envy of so many million people right now.'

''I just could not believe my luck, so I had those two things going. Keeping it cool and, pardon the pun, bats**t crazy.''