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Catwoman was Anne Hathaway's childhood dream

Anne Hathaway might have rose to fame playing a princess, but the actress told Access Hollywood that the role she always dreamed of was Catwoman.

“Oh I love it! I love it,” the actress told Access when asked about her Catwoman suit for “The Dark Knight Rises” during an interview for her current movie, “One Day.”

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“A lot of questions that I used to get asked were, ‘So, every girl when she grows up wants to be a princess, did you want to be a princess when you grew you?’” Anne told Access. “And I so wish I’d said what I felt back then, because the truth was, ‘No, I wanted to be Catwoman!’ And now I am… That dream came true, for sure.”

Stepping into a role previously played by Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt is not something Anne takes lightly.

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“So many great women have worn [the costume] before me,” the actress explained. “It’s an honor to don the suit.”

The third installment in the latest Batman trilogy hits theaters on July 20, 2012, but first fans will see Anne and Jim Sturgess in “One Day,” which opens on Aug. 19.