Before Zoë Kravitz portrayed Catwoman in the recently released “The Batman,” two other famous and very talented actresses had portrayed the character. These were Halle Berry in “Catwoman” and Michelle Pfeiffer in “Batman Returns.”
Both ex-Catwomen reached out to Kravitz on the day “The Batman” hit cinemas to show their support for her. They also shared their excitement to see the film and how she portrayed the character.
With how iconic both women were in their portrayals, their support obviously meant a lot to Kravitz and fans. Read on to find out more about how the women supported Kravitz.
There Have Been Several Catwoman Actresses
Pfeiffer, Berry, and Kravitz aren’t the only women who have portrayed Catwoman in the DC universe. Anne Hathway also played the character in 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Before Michelle Pfeiffer there was Eartha Kitt who played the feline antiheroine in the “Batman” series, from 1967 to 1968.
Michelle Pfeiffer took on the character for 1992’s “Batman returns,” which was a commercial success, and was in line to play Catwoman again in a spinoff standalone film. However, her priorities changed after becoming a mother, and the studio had to find another actress for the job.
This is where Berry came in, and she portrayed the feline-themed heroine in 2004’s “Catwoman,” a standalone film. The movie received a lot of criticism and was rated negatively by critics and fans alike.
Regardless of the poor reception, Berry made it clear she enjoyed the experience and would love to be Catwoman in future DC films. As we now know, that did not happen and isn’t likely to happen anytime soon.
Pfeiffer And Berry Hyped Up Kravitz On Instagram
“The Batman” hit cinemas on March 4th, and Kravitz, with her co-star Robert Pattinson went on their social media to advertise the movie and encourage fans to hit the cinemas and watch it. Kravitz posted pictures of herself and Pattinson on her Instagram, and fans went crazy.
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The “Divergent” actress’s comment section was immediately filled with thousands of fans and fellow celebrities either applauding the film and her performance or sharing their intrigue about the promotional pictures she posted.
Amongst these commentators was Pfeiffer hyping up Kravitz and Berry, sharing her excitement to see Kravitz’s interpretation of the character. Kravitz replied to her fellow Catwomen with an array of excited and lovey cat-themed emojis.
Berry And Pfeiffer Were Supportive From The Beginning
Berry’s enthusiasm and support are no surprise to fans as she has been openly supportive of Kravitz ever since her casting as Catwoman was announced. She even reached out to the “Mad Max: Fury Road” actress and shared some advice on how to tackle a character that has been portrayed several times in the past.
The “The Call” actress encouraged Kravitz to find her own interpretation of the role and shared that she believes whatever direction the younger actress went with the character would be outstanding.
With how memorable Pfeiffer’s performance was in “Batman Returns,” many fans saw her approval of Kravitz as extremely significant. Kravitz herself has previously said that she based her performance in “The Batman” on Pfeiffer’s acting, so the icon’s praise obviously means a lot to her too.
Kravitz Has Received Many Positive Reviews
Before she received all this support from fans, Berry and Pfeiffer, Kravitz was open on her social media about her anxiety during her first audition for the role on “The Batman.” However, from fans’ and critics’ reviews and ratings, she didn’t let the pressure of portraying Catwoman affect her performance.
“The Batman’s” opening weekend box office was so successful that it quickly rose to become DC’s highest opening weekend box office earning, surpassing 2016’s “Suicide Squad.” It made over $128 million, which is much higher than its predicted $100 million.
There have also been overwhelmingly positive ratings and reviews from fans and film critics. Fans are raving all over social media about Kravitz’s portrayal of Catwoman and her onscreen chemistry with Pattinson.
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