It’s been nearly thirty years since Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed Catwoman in the 1992 movie Batman Returns. In a new interview, Pfeiffer revealed that she would be up for playing the iconic character again.
When asked by ScreenRant if she would say yes to getting back in the latex suit, Pfeiffer replied, “I would if anyone asked me, but no one’s asked me yet.”
This comes as Zoë Kravitz is preparing to play Catwoman in the Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman, and she recently said that she’d spoken to Pfeiffer about the role.
“I’ve met Michelle Pfeiffer several times, but we did talk about Catwoman when I saw her in January,” Kravitz said, according to Daily Mail. “I told her I was nervous but she was really encouraging. I want to make the character my own, although I want to respect her, so it felt important to acknowledge the amazing things she did with the iconic role.”
At 62 years of age, Pfeiffer is still as busy as ever. She was recently cast as Betty Ford in the upcoming Showtime anthology series, “The First Lady.” Entertainment Tonight reported that Showtime has described the show, which is set to be directed and executive produced by Susanne Bier, as “a revelatory reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House.”
“In the East Wing of the White House, many of history’s most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies,” the network added. “This series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of three unique, enigmatic women, tracing their journeys to Washington through an enlightening intimacy.”
It has also been announced that Viola Davis will be playing Michelle Obama on the show.
“Michelle Pfeiffer and Susanne Bier have joined the brilliant and incomparable Viola Davis to bring the remarkable stories of these women into urgent, engrossing and long overdue focus,” said Amy Israel, Executive Vice President of Scripted Programming at Showtime.
“Michelle brings authenticity, vulnerability and complexity to all her roles, and Susanne is a visionary director who commands the screen with fierce honesty and a singular visual style,” Israel added. “With these formidable artists in front of and behind the camera, we couldn’t be more thrilled — especially at this unique moment in time for our nation — about the powerful promise of The First Lady.”