It seems that Michelle Pfeiffer can't promote anything without being asked about how Anne Hathaway might fit the catsuit this summer.
Pfeiffer: Purrr-fect as Catwoman.
Empire caught up with Michelle for promotion on Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. During the interview the topic of Catwoman came up.
When asked how quickly she accepted the part of Catwoman she answered "Immediately!"
"I was halfway through the script when I said yes. Someone else was cast in the part and I remember being absolutely devastated and calling my agent and saying, 'How have I not had a meeting about this? Why have I not heard about it?' It was one of those things where Tim had someone in mind and went directly to them. So I was really bummed, but it was okay. When she [Annette Bening] fell out of it I was just leaving the country and got a call to say Tim wanted to meet me. So I went and he gave me the script and I got halfway through and said yes. But you know, honestly, I would have done it anyway, even without reading the script. But I was very happy that she was actually very well written."
"I think that she was someone so dark. Dark characters are always more interesting and she's really very dark. That whole split personality is interesting."
Pfeiffer also commented "For a while, like a brief time, Tim was interested in maybe doing a Catwoman movie, but that didn't really last very long." Any Burton Bat-fan worth his salt will know that a spin-off Catwoman movie was in the works in the mid 90s (no not related to the Halle Berry version).
As for Anne Hathaway taking on the Cat, Pfeiffer had this to say - "Oh, I think she's great. I'm actually very much looking forward to seeing her in the role. I'm a big fan of hers and I think she has everything you need for that role. She has the humour, she can go to dark places, she's obviously very talented. I think she's going to be really good."
And would Michelle have played Catwoman if Chris Nolan had of asked her? "Oh sure. I definitely would have done it."