Everyone has their most loved iterations of iconic comic book characters, but when it comes to Catwoman, there are only a select few that would rate Halle Berry’s take on the feline fatale as their favorite version to appear on screen. Despite that the Oscar winning actress has never let critics of her 2004 Catwoman movie get to her, and with a new version of the character heading to screens in The Batman, Berry has given some advice to newcomer Zoe Kravitz about how to deal with those who decide they don’t like the newest iteration of Selina Kyle.
Zoe Kravitz will be the latest in a long line of actresses to have donned the mask of Catwoman, from Eartha Kitt, to Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway, and it looks like with Matt Reeves The Batman, the Cat is about to get another new persona and seems to be more than a match for Robert Pattinson’s Batman. That doesn’t mean that avid fans won’t have their own strong opinions about who and what Catwoman should be, and that was the focus of Berry’s recent advice in an interview with Variety. She said:
“I haven’t seen it yet. But, get ready! They might come for you. But don’t let that affect her interpretation of who she thinks Catwoman might be. And I personally think she’s going to be a wonderful Catwoman.”
Zoe Kravitz Wanted To Focus On Catwoman’s Current Story In The Batman
During the DC FanDome event last year, some attendees were given a first look at The Batman in a private screening that saw many of the actors being praised for what they are bringing to the newest addition to the Batman family, and Zoe Kravitz was able to explain how she approached the iconic character.
“I obviously understand the gravity of a character like this and what she means to so many people,” Kravitz told fans. “But what felt really important was to really focus on the story that we’re telling in this moment, you know, and try and create a real human being. I don’t want her to be an idea. You know, I want her to be a real human being in a real situation, in a real city, trying to survive and reacting to her own pain, and her history. So I really, really focused on this particular story in this particular moment in this woman’s life.”
She continued, “I think it was about trying to find a way to ground her, so that she felt like she had an emotional journey that made sense for who she was that ended up being Selina Kyle, but was one that we hadn’t seen before. And yet, in some ways, it does connect to the comics. I mean, that’s the thing which would be fun to share with an audience is that there are very there are a lot of iconic Selina Kyle aspects to the story, but I don’t think any version of any of the Batman stories that have done any Selina stuff have done it in this way.”
Fans will have the final say on where Kravitz’s vision of Catwoman sits in comparison to past iterations when The Batman is released in cinemas on March 4th.