Anne Hathaway talks wedding dresses, 'Dark Knight Rises,' YouTube cats (Video)
Anne Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in the new film "The Dark Knight Rises," says she has not "done the wedding dress thing yet" ahead of her upcoming nuptials to fiance Adam Shulman.
The two announced their engagement in November 2011 and have not confirmed a wedding date publicly.
Hathaway, 29, was asked at the New York premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises," what she found more stressful - trying to fit into a wedding dress or Catwoman's suit. The actress plays the slinky, mysterious superhero and her alter ego, Selena Kyle, alongside Christian Bale, who reprises his role as Batman and Bruce Wayne.
"I haven't done the wedding dress thing yet," she told The Associated Press. "That's somewhere in the future.
Hathaway showcased a bridal-type look at the premiere - she wore a white, ethereal Prabal Gurung Resort 2013 gown with a plunging neckline.
"The Catwoman thing would've been stressful if it had been like, you're cast and we're shooting the next day," she continued. "But I had months to get ready for it and really get into the character and understand it."
"First came the strength and then much later, the agility," she said. "And then after that, it was about grounding it in grace. I think cats are very graceful. I'm sure we've all seen the YouTube videos of cats that make us laugh, when a cat is trying to be all cool and then falls and then they lose it and then they pull it back together. I definitely watched YouTube videos of cats."
Hathaway told Interview magazine in August 2011 that she had watched clips of cats on YouTube to prepare for her "Dark Knight Rises" role.
The actress also told The Los Angeles Times that she studied Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr, citing her "extraordinary" breathing. Hathaway uses a raspy voice in "The Dark Knight Rises," especially in sexually-tense scenes with Bale.
"The Dark Knight Rises" hits theaters on Friday, July 20. The brunette actress has long hair in the film, but currently sports a pixie cut. She had her hair chopped off for her role in a another movie - the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Les Miserables," which is set for release in December. Hathaway plays Fantine, an impoverised single mother who sells her hair - and her body - to provide for her daughter. The actress said on the ABC show "LIVE! with Kelly" earlier this month that it was her idea to cut off her locks but that she later became emotional about it.
"You know, it was something I wanted to do for a long time and I knew it's something the character did," Hathaway said. "So I just offered it to the director [Tom Hooper] and he said, 'Yes.' And then as it got closer, I just thought, 'Oh I can't really take it back now,'" she added. "I've now done backflips out of windows, I've jumped off of buildings and cutting my hair reduced me to like mental patient crying."