Batman: Basinger Discusses The One Line That Would Never Work Today

Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film was partially responsible for revitalizing the Dark Knight for a new generation of fans. However, there's one scene in Batman actor Kim Basinger -- who played reporter Vicki Vale in the movie -- doesn't think would work today.

At one point, Vale lies about her weight, which Basinger said made sense for the era. "I loved that moment in the movie when we're supposed to go up on the grapple gun and Batman asks Vicki's weight and she says 108," Basinger told The Hollywood Reporter. "The sort of lie that stops them both from reaching the rooftop ... Body shaming wasn't a thing then, you couldn't be skinny enough. It wasn't pro curves like Kim Kardashian ... I do love the joke with Vale and how Batman calls her out on it. Michael could always pull off that kind of dialogue."

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Burton's Batman, which starred Michael Keaton in the title role. Although those two reunited for 1992's Batman Returns, Basinger didn't reprise her role on-screen. That movie instead saw the debut of Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman.

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