“Look what I found,” the 60-year-old said in the social media video holding the item. “Needs a little TLC.”
For those of you who don’t recall, Michelle played Selina Kyle — a.k.a. Catwoman — in the 1992 film Batman Returns. This role was the love interest to Michael Keaton‘s Bruce Wayne/Batman as well as a villainous character to challenge the caped crusader. Also starring in the Tim Burton-directed movie was Danny DeVito as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin and Christopher Walken as Max Shreck.
Back in 2017, when the superhero film was turning 25, the Mother! star told The Hollywood Reporter that she was “devastated” when Catwoman had already been cast. Annette Bening was originally supposed to play the iconic DC Comics femme fatale but dropped out due to her becoming pregnant.
“The rest is history,” Michelle — who had been a fan of the character from a young age — gushed to the magazine. “I remember telling Tim halfway through the script that I’d do the film, that’s how excited I was.”
After getting the part, Michelle began training with a whip master for months so she could do her own stunts in the movie. During the process, though, she accidentally cut her pro’s face with the whip.
As for that leather look Catwoman is known for, Michelle revealed how hard it was donning it. It was so hard deal with, in fact, they had to create a way for her to use the restroom while she was suited up.
“It was the most uncomfortable costume I’ve ever been in,” the Ant-Man and the Wasp star recalled. “They had to powder me down, help me inside and then vacuum-pack the suit. They’d paint it with a silicon-based finish to give it its trademark shine. I had those claws, and I was always catching them in things. The fact mask was smashing my face and choking me…we had a lot of bugs to work out.”
Oh, and as for that bird-in-mouth scene? Michelle told THR it was the real deal. Talk about commitment!