The Dark Knight Rises has succumbed to various leaks as of late - an early trailer leak and a six-minute prologue leak. Despite the fact that Warner Bros. requested that they be taken down, the videos proved to be tempting teasers for what is to come in July.

Another leak surfaced on Thursday: The Los Angeles Times revealed a scintillating scene from The Dark Knight Rises in a story that features an interview with Hathaway. The following is an excerpt from the L.A. Times article.


Gotham City is a war zone. A ruthless madman named Bane has ripped away any sense of security and the citizens, haggard and clutching suitcases with refugee anxiety, sit behind barbed wire waiting to see what will blow up next. A hooded prisoner is dragged in - it's Bruce Wayne, one of Gotham's most famous faces - but the eyes of the crowd go instead to the woman in black standing at the top of the staircase.

'Sorry to spoil things, boys, but Bane needs these guys himself,' says sultry Selina Kyle, played here by actress Anne Hathaway, navigating the steps with stiletto heels that, on closer inspection, turn out to have serrated edges capable of leaving nasty claw marks in a fight. She also wears high-tech goggles that, when not in use, flip up and resemble feline ears.

This tidbit will surely leave fans salivating. What is to come of Batman? Whose side is Catwoman on? Hathaway dishes more on her character in the interview, revealing her true intrigue with the ferocious vixen.

I love the costume, Hathaway said last summer. I love the costume because everything has a purpose, nothing is in place for fantasy's sake, and that's the case with everything in Christopher Nolan's Gotham City.

The actress adds that, as new characters, she and Hardy have Nolan on their side, and a strong script to work from.

Gotham City is full of grace, Hathaway said. You look at Heath's performance as the Joker, there was a lot of madness there but there was also a grace and he had a code there. There's a lot of belief and codes of behavior in Gotham and my character has one, too. A lot of the way she moves and interacts with people is informed by her worldview. Chris has given us all such complex, defined, sophisticated worldviews that it's just a matter of doing your homework and getting underneath the character's skin.

Hathaway is following in the footsteps of some very captivating kitties - Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt and Lee Meriweather. But that does not seem to faze her.

What's come before doesn't limit or even affect this new version, Hathaway said. It doesn't affect me because each Catwoman - and this is true in the comics as well - she is defined by the context of the Gotham City created around her. Catwoman is so influenced by Gotham and whoever is creating Gotham at the time. Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman was informed by Tim Burton's Gotham and Eartha Kitt was informed by Adam West's Gotham. You have to live in whatever the reality of the world is and whatever Gotham is.