"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.'"
(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.)
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.