Christian Bale said Anne Hathaway had the hardest job as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises | the telegraph
“When (director) Chris (Nolan) watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job,” Christian Bale told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a rare interview about the upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises. “In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne’s role as being the toughest job of any of us.”
Bale should know, because Batman/Bruce Wayne was equally well-defined in performances like Michael Keaton’s in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, but after two movies, he has made his bones and carved his niche. He is uniquely positioned to see the kneejerk to Hathaway’s casting for what it is.