Anne Hathaway Responds to Catwoman Costume Backlash

Entertainment Aug. 9, 2011 AT 1:29PM
Anne Hathaway Responds to Catwoman Costume Backlash Credit: Warner Bros.

Not everyone was impressed with the first promo shot of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.

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"I asked someone to send me a few reactions [to the photo]," she told MTV. "And I happen to know that MTV's reaction was 'meh.'"

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(In its original critique, MTV called the image of Hathaway "unflattering" and "underwhelming." In an Us Weekly poll, 52 percent of readers voted Michelle Pfeiffer as the sexiest Catwoman; Halle Berry came in second place with 37 percent of the votes, while Hathaway came in last place with a mere 11 percent.)

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Despite first impressions, Hathaway promised there's more to her costume than meets the eye. "What I am happy to say is, if you didn't like the photo, you only see about a 10th of what that suit can do," the 28-year-old said. "And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste."

The Dark Knight Rises arrives in theaters on July 20, 2012.

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