On the promotional campaign for ‘One Day,’ Anne Hathaway opened up to The Sun about playing Catwoman/Selina Kyle in ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ Christopher Nolan’s eagerly anticipated epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend. On the subject of learning fighting skills Hathaway said: “With action films you need to develop specific skills. They’ve given me a martial arts exercise, which I have to do all the time. It teaches me grace, proper stance and fluid movement. This stuff is so beautiful because it looks so gentle. But then, when you actually wind up doing the fight choreography, all of a sudden you are like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m hitting somebody’s throat right now.’ So it’s been a lot of fun and a new challenge.”

Anne Hathaway also went on to praise her stunt doubles on the movie: “I’m having such a nice time with it because my stunt team is off-the-hook amazing. My stunt double is the coolest, toughest, sweetest woman that I have ever met. And I have a bike stunt double and a fighting double. And she is the coolest. We’ve been working out together and it’s really inspiring to see a girl work out tougher than the boys.”

Accompanying Anne Hathaway in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ includes the likes of Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence and Tom Hardy. The plot is being kept securely under lock and key at this moment in time, judging by the teaser and the previous two films I’d expect something E P I C. Chistopher Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan. Christopher Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is released in cinemas July 20th, 2012