The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters this Friday, and we're most excited to see Anne Hathaway kick some tail in her role as Catwoman. But Anne isn't the first actress to slink into that iconic leather jumpsuit. Women have been portraying Catwoman since the 1960s, and while we're sure Anne will be great, she's got some pretty big cat ears to fill. From Eartha Kitt to Michelle Pfeiffer, click through to see which ladies have played Batman's sexy sidekick.
Michelle Pfeiffer plays Chris Pine's mother in People Like Us, and when we spoke with the actress at a recent press day for the film, she opened up about her onscreen son's impressive talents. We also spoke with Michelle about how CNN's Sanjay Gupta inspired her to make a recent change in the way she lives, as well as how she feels her own life experiences gave her insight into her complicated character. People Like Us is in theaters Friday.
Though they both went on to bigger and better projects, once upon a time, To Rome With Love's Alec Baldwin and People Like Us's Michelle Pfeiffer were just an unhappy couple in 1988's Married to the Mob. That '80s hair, those Brooklyn accents, and the fact that Baldwin's character's name is "Cucumber" Frank de Marco is all priceless. Who would have thought that decades later they'd both still be on the A-list — or that Michelle Pfeiffer would still be so gorgeous?
Watch their marital squabble after the jump.
Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival 2012 rolled on yesterday with the premiere of People Like Us at Regal Cinemas. Elizabeth Banks stood out in gold J. Mendel as she posed with her leading man, Chris Pine. Michelle Pfeiffer was also on hand in a gray dress, though costar Olivia Wilde didn't make the event. The movie, which is just one of Elizabeth's many current projects, hits theaters at the end of this month. She also has the comedy Pitch Perfect coming out in October and recently shared her excitement about the new trailer on Twitter. Elizabeth will be switching gears back to her eccentric Hunger Games character, Effie, when filming for the second installment, Catching Fire, gets underway later this Summer.
Johnny Depp had the company of his Dark Shadows costars, Michelle Pfeiffer, in Lanvin, a Tom Ford-clad Eva Green, and Chloe Moretz last night for their big LA premiere. Director Tim Burton was on hand as well, and he stopped to pose for a handful of photos with his frequent collaborator Johnny. Johnny and Tim's latest effort, the story of a vampire who comes back to life after being buried for 200 years, is out in the US on Friday, May 11.
On the black carpet, Johnny spoke about what scares him. He said, "Dancing. The idea of dancing is the only thing that scares me. I'd rather fight a buzz saw than dance." Johnny apparently even invited Steven Tyler to the premiere! Steven, who planted a kiss on Cloris Leachman in full view of the photographers, said Johnny personally called to extend an invitation. Steven said that Johnny pleaded, "Come to the premiere and come jam with us after."
I didn't have huge expectations for Dark Shadows, the film adaptation of the '60s drama series about a vampire, but I can still say that the trailer for the film is so not what I was expecting. Sure, the preview is painted in dreamy gray tones, as we've come to know from Tim Burton, and Johnny Depp is once again covering up his beautiful face with pale white makeup. But beyond that, there are a lot more jokes than I had anticipated, plus disco music and an all-around cartoonish vibe.
The film follows Barnabas Collins (Depp), a guy who is turned into a bloodsucker by an evil witch (Eva Green) and emerges hundreds of years later in the '70s. Comedy ensues as he rejoins his new family members, is puzzled by the TV set, and clashes with a young Chloe Moretz on the meaning of the term "stoned." There's really no better word for this preview than "wacky," but suffice it to say that it succeeded in catching my attention.
The movie opens May 11, but check out the preview when you read more
Michelle Pfeiffer and Zac Efron form an unlikely duo in New Year's Eve. Michelle plays a reserved receptionist and Zac is a smooth-talking bike messenger whose paths happen to collide on the holiday, but this isn't the first time the pair have teamed up on the big screen. They also costarred in Hairspray a few years ago, and when we caught up with them at the recent press day for their latest film, Zac admitted to feeling a little nervous around Michelle back then. This time, however, he played a big role in pulling his leading lady out of her shell with a scene they improv'd at the last minute! Check out our interview to hear about the cute moment and catch New Year's Eve when it hits theaters on Dec. 9.
Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele got their flirt on last night at the LA premiere of New Year's Eve. She brought along her best friend Jonathan Groff as her date, but later even thanked Ashton on Twitter. Lea wrote to Ashton, "It was such an honor working with you. I cannot thank you enough."
Joining Ashton and a Valentino-clad Lea on the red carpet at Grauman's Chinese Theatre were their other costars, including Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Abigail Breslin. Hilary Swank, meanwhile, posed in a sequined Elie Saab gown. Katherine Heigl threw an arm around husband Josh Kelley, and Josh Duhamel accompanied wife Fergie. Sofia Vergara posed solo and looked amazing in a LBD. The cast moved on to an afterparty held at Hollywood and Highland, where Sofia tweeted that Ludacris joined in on the fun.
The Elle Women in Hollywood Tribute, held inside LA's Four Seasons Hotel last night, brought out many A-list stars to toast honorees Jennifer Aniston, Barbra Streisand, Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis, Evan Rachel Wood, Freida Pinto, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Olsen, and DreamWorks studio head Stacey Snider. Jennifer Aniston brought boyfriend Justin Theroux along for the bash, and she looked amazing in a Kaufmanfranco dress. Elizabeth and Freida, meanwhile, picked Calvin Klein dresses for the occasion.
Many of the ladies paid tribute to legend award-winner Barbra, though Reese reserved her comments for Jennifer. Reese raved about Jennifer, saying, "You just want to get your nails done with her, and you want to make out with her at the same time. At least I do — and that's what we do sometimes on Saturdays." Reese also had time to say hi to her This Means War costar and pal, Chelsea Handler, as well as Robin Wright. Katherine Heigl made it an adorable date night with her husband, Josh Kelley, and Rachel Zoe stepped out in a long, flowy gown. We caught up with some of the ladies on the gray carpet before the event began. Naomi spoke about how amazing it was to shoot with Leonardo DiCaprio on their upcoming movie, J. Edgar, and joked that unlike some actors she's worked with, she likes him just as much as his work. Katherine Heigl admitted that she was inspired to act by Jennifer, and Michelle said she was so honored to be there — stay tuned for more later today on PopSugar Rush!
To celebrate Mother's Day, I've been taking a look at some of the most memorable moms in movies, as played by big-name actresses like Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton. To finish up the series, let's recap some of the other famous names that I've left out — you didn't really think I could do a list without mentioning Sally Field now, did you?