Anne Hathaway talks Catwoman catsuit backlash

Aug 9, 2011 at 5:27 p.m. ET

Last Friday, we got our first look at Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. The fan response was slightly underwhelming (and catty), so Hathaway's offering a few words of encouragement. She promises the best is yet to come!

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

While promoting her latest film One Day, Anne Hathaway was asked about her next big project -- The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Brothers recently released the first official photo of Hathaway as Catwoman and the fan reaction was polarizing. Some folks really loved it, while others were disappointed by its subtle appearance.

Hathaway revealed to MTV that she'd already read some blogs and saw what fans were saying. "I was not going to admit it: I asked someone to send me a few reactions [to the photo]," she said. For those of you who felt the suit lacked a certain oomph, Hathaway claims there's more than what meets the eye.

"What I am happy to say is, if you didn't like the photo, you only see about a 10th of what that suit can do," she promised. "And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste."

It sounds like we've only hit the tip of the Catwoman iceberg!

The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters nationwide July 20, 2012.

Image courtesy of Warner Brothers