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Anne Hathaway praises stunt double
Anne Hathaway has found a new heroine in her
Catwoman stunt double, insisting the daredevil is the "coolest,
toughest, sweetest" woman she has ever met.
The actress plays the feline fatale in
Christopher Nolan's upcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises,
and reveals she and her fight double have become unlikely work-out
She tells WENN, "I absolutely love it and
there's noticeable results. She'll say, 'Put your fist here, put
your leg here and do this many sit-ups and you'll be able to get
your leg higher...'
"My stunt double is the coolest, toughest,
sweetest woman I have ever met... We've been working out together
and it's really inspiring to see a girl act tough around the
Anne Hathaway admits she's even starting to
feel like an action hero: "I've needed to develop specific skills
and they actually have given me a martial arts exercise that I have
to do all the time to teach me grace and proper stance and fluid
movement. The stuff is beautiful and gentle but when you actually
wind up doing the fight choreography all of a sudden you are
hitting a block or somebody's throat.
"It's been a lot of fun and a new challenge
and I really hope to do a lot more of it."
Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway's bike double in the
blockbuster is nursing a bruised ego after crashing a motorcycle
into hi-tech camera equipment during a shoot for the film in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday (05Aug11). No one was injured in
the accident, but the crash is estimated to have caused thousands
of dollars of damage.