Michelle Pfeiffer Has One Cruicial Bit Of Advice For Zoë Kravitz On Playing Catwoman
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Michelle Pfeiffer gave a purrrrr-fect performance as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Tim Burton’s 1992 film ‘Batman Returns’.  Zoë Kravitz is the latest actor who will slide into the famous catsuit to play the femme fatale in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’, and Pfeiffer has offered one very important piece of advice:

“Make sure, whilst designing the costume, they consider how you’re going to go to the bathroom — minor detail.”

Pfeiffer offered this wisdom while appearing on ‘Good Morning America’.  One of the show’s hosts, Michael Strahan reacted by saying, “That’s not what I was thinking you were going to say, but it’s a great piece of advice.”  Pfeiffer responded, “It’s an important one.”


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This isn’t a problem limited to female comic book characters.  As Entertainment Weekly dug up, Christian Bale, who starred as Batman in three movies directed by Christopher Nolan, offered a similar bit of advice to Ben Affleck when he was announced as playing the role in three DC Comics movies.

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“Be able to pee by yourself.  You don’t feel much like a superhero when you can’t take a piss by yourself.”

Robert Pattinson, consider yourself warned!

Pfeiffer has moved on from DC to Marvel.  She appeared as Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp, in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’.  She is currently promoting her new movie ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ in which she plays Queen Ingrith.


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During her appearance on ‘Good Morning America’, she expressed that she was “so excited” to see Kravitz’s take on the iconic character.

Prior to Pfeiffer’s performance as Catwoman, the famous comic book villain was portrayed by Julie Newmar, then Eartha Kitt on the 1960s series ‘Batman’.  Lee Meriwether played the role in the 1966 theatrical movie, when Newmar was unavailable.  Halle Berry starred in the movie ‘Catwoman’, but that version was named Patience Phillips and was not actually based on the comic book character.  Anne Hatheway starred as Selina Kyle/Catwoman opposite Bale in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.  Most recently, Camren Bicondova played a teenage Selina Kyle on ‘Gotham’, with Lili Simmons stepping in for the show’s final episode, set five years after the rest of the series.

‘The Batman’ is scheduled to open on June 25, 2021.