Anne Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises” has joined the growing list of cast members and others involved with the film in speaking out concerning the mass murders in Aurora, Colo. at a showing of the film.
The attack, alleged to have been planned and executed by James Holmes, has left 14 people dead and 50 hurt.
Entertainment Tonight appeared to be first to report Hathaway’s statement.
“My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act,” she told ETonline. “I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
The Daily Mail reported that Hathaway, Christian Bale and others were in Paris for the film’s premiere there and boarded a private plane together to return to L.A. once the event was canceled in the wake of the shootings.
Nolan released a statement earlier, speaking for the entire cast.
“Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime,” he said in a statement. “The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.”