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Anne Hathaway didn't expect Catwoman role

Anne Hathaway was "convinced" she wouldn't be playing Catwoman in the new Batman movie.

The star has recalled meeting with director Christopher Nolan to discuss a role in The Dark Knight Rises. At the time, Anne had no idea what character the filmmaker had in mind for her and she was shocked when she discovered his plan.

"I found out during my sit-down with Chris [Nolan], which was about a two-hour meeting, that at the end of the first hour it was going to be Selina Kyle, Catwoman, which surprised me," Anne told MTV News. "I didn't think that he was going to go there.

"I was just so convinced that it wasn't going to be [Catwoman], that I kind of had another character in mind that when he told me it was Catwoman, I kind of had to switch gears immediately. I was thinking Harley Quinn."

Anne went on to explain why she wasn't expecting to try out for the role of Catwoman.

She was so impressed with Michelle Pfeiffer's portrayal of the mysterious character in Batman Returns that she didn't think anyone could follow in her footsteps.

"[Pfeiffer's performance] was so iconic and so beloved," she explained. "Then I guess, [Jack] Nicholson's Joker was the exact same way, and [Nolan] didn't have any fear with that, and obviously, Heath [Ledger] did the most extraordinary job with that. I don't know why it didn't occur to me."

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