The “Dark Knight Rises” actress was the recipient of some personal approval from the President at the event, which was held in Connecticut at Harvey Weinstein‘s home.
Obama told those gathered that Hathaway “is spectacular,” and offered his critique of her latest film.
“I did get a chance to see Batman. And she was the best thing in it. That’s just my personal opinion.”
We’re not sure if moviegoers are flocking to see “The Dark Knight Rises” just for Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of Selina Kyle, but we do know the film is flourishing at the box office.
Reports indicated this week that Christopher Nolan‘s final Batman installment is the No. 2 film of the year with a worldwide gross of $732 million.
We have months still to go until Christopher Nolan‘s “The Dark Knight Rises” bows in theaters, but there’s now a full trailer to tide us over.
It begins “in peace time,” with an ominous rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner being performed at a football game. Tom Hardy‘s villainous masked Bane stalks menacingly as a football field full of players will soon meet their demise, and Anne Hathaway‘s Selina Kyle issues a dire warning to Christian Bale‘s Bruce Wayne/Batman.
“You think this can last. There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne,” she says, before dropping into a whisper. “You and your friends better batten down the hatches. ‘Cause when it hits, you’re all going to wonder how you ever thought you could live so large, and leave so little for the rest of us.”
“The Dark Knight Rises” opens next July.
Christian Bale has hung up his iconic Batman cape for good.
The actor has played Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter ego in all three films in Christopher Nolan‘s trilogy — the last of which, The Dark Knight Rises, recently wrapped shooting for a July 20 release.
“I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I’m taking that cowl off,” Bale said in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “I believe the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it’s all done. Everything’s finished. It’s me and Chris – that will be the end of that Batman era.”
The Academy Award winning actor has played Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego since 2005’s Batman Begins, which has earned more than $372 million worldwide. With its 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. pulled in more than $1 billion at the box office.
The Dark Knight rises features a few familiar faces — Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman — as well as newcomers Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Bale sang the praises of each of his co-stars, but credits Hathaway with tackling the film’s toughest job.
“When Chris watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job.
In many ways, she has the hardest job,” he said. “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.”
The Dark Knight Rises is slated for a July 20, 2012 release and is being made with a budget of $250 million — the highest of all three films.