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Somehow, Halle Berry's Catwoman Is More Popular than Michelle Pfeiffer's

It's generally thought that the 2004 Catwoman film from director Pitof, failed to adapt the character in almost every way possible. Halle Berry herself, who played Patience Phillips, has been quite open about her disdain for the film. Catwoman currently holds a meagre 9% on Rotten Tomatoes and failed to earn back its budget of $100 million, grossing just $82 million at the box office. However, it seems despite all it's problems, it apparently got one thing right in the eye of the audience: Casting Halle Berry.

In a joint survey, The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Conduct recently asked adults about their favorite depictions of the classic Batman character, who thus far in contemporary cinema has been portrayed by three different actresses: Michelle Pfieffer, Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway. Of the 2,201 adults asked, 42% rated Halle Berry as being "very favorable" while 41% gave that rating to Michelle Pfieffer. Surprisingly, just 26% found Hathaway to be "very favorable" as the famed Gotham burglar.

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Filmmaker and critic Patrick H. Willems suggests that the survey's results speak "less to the actual films and more to people's opinions of the actors," which would make sense. Berry has constantly poked fun at herself and at the film over the past decade.

Interestingly, in the middle of a series of jokes made in early 2018, she said the character deserves "another goddamn chance," possibly indicating that she'd be interested in returning to the role. In April 2019, actress Michelle Pfeiffer expressed a similar sentiment.

Warner Bros., the ball (of yarn) is in your court.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

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