The Batman cast: Who is playing Catwoman in new movie? Star want to ‘honour’ fans
Catwoman has been seen in many forms over the various adaptations of the Batman comics. The first movie Catwoman was Lee Meriweather in the 1966 movie, before Michelle Pfeiffer played her in the Tim Burton smash hit Batman Returns. Since then it ha been Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway in the black spandex – but who is playing her now?
Who is playing Catwoman in The Batman?
Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lennie Kravitz and his ex-wife Lisa Bonet, will take on the role in one of her biggest screen appearances to date.
Kravitz came on the scene in No Reservations in 2007, before she head her big screen break out in X-Man: First Class as Angel Salvadore, AKA Tempest.
She also appeared in series Californication the same year, before she joined the Divergent Series in 2014 as Christina.
Who is playing Catwoman in new movie?
In 2015 she played Toast the Knowing in Mad Max: Fury Road, and starred in the rest of the Divergent series until she took on the role as Leta Lestrange in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
She continued the character in the 2018 movie, during which time she also played Bonnie Carlson in Big Little Lies, the hit TV series.
Kravitz has played Catwoman before, surprisingly, having voiced the character in The Lego Batman Movie in 2017, so she is not entirely a stranger to the Batman franchise.
However, she is taking this role very seriously, as she revealed in an interview with Variety.
Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman
She said: “If you start focusing too much on what people are going to think, you’re doing yourself a disservice, it’s almost like you’re putting your energy in the wrong place.
“Of course, I want to honour the fans and hope they like what I do with the role, but in order to do what I think I need to do with Catwoman, I have to go internal and forget about the rest of the world.”
Kravitz also took a moment to consider how it will be acting opposite Robert Pattinson in such close proximity, given the pair have only recently started to work on their scenes.
She said: “I’ve never worked with him before, but we’ve been together for the last few weeks.
Halle Berry as Catwoman
“I had to camera test with him and now we’ve been training together and rehearsing together and he’s just a delightful person and such a wonderful, thoughtful actor.
“I think he’s perfect for the role and it’s going to be such an adventure.
“I’m excited to have him as my partner in crime and to be there to support each other, because it’s intense.
“It’s going to be a long shoot and there’s a lot of pressure, and I know he has my back and I have his.”
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman
Kravitz will not be the only villain in this movie, as she will be joined by a host of a actors portraying similarly iconic Batman baddies.
Colin Farrell plays Penguin, AKA Oswald Cobblepot, while Paul Dano plays Riddler, AKA Edward Nigma (or Nashton.)
Finally John Turturro will take on the role of mafia boss Carmine Falcone, while Jeffrey Wright has the altogether less evil job of playing Commissioner Gordon.
The Batman is out in cinemas on June 25, 2021
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