The character of Selena Kyle was largely based on actress Hedy Lamarr’s onscreen persona. So how did Academy Award-winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) approach the role? As intended. Hathaway’s Catwoman seamlessly weaves herself into Christopher Nolan’s dark, gritty and real Gotham City despite the director’s better judgment. Hathaway’s brilliant performance vindicated Nolan’s gamble to put Catwoman in his Dark Knight trilogy.