Actor Gary Oldman and his “Dark Knight Rises” co-star Anne Hathaway have a Broadway fantasy. They want to see their characters, Police Commissioner Jim Gordon and Catwoman, in a musical!
I sang on the set with Anne Hathaway in between takes. Occasionally we would fantasize that Jim Gordon and Catwoman would be doing ‘Guys and Dolls.’” Oldman told “Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli. “I figured Jim Gordon would sing with a vibrato in his voice.”
Actor Gary Oldman sat down with "Extra" at the "Red Riding Hood" junket -- and gave a little insight into the upcoming Batman flick, "The Dark Knight Rises."
"It's all sort of top secret, but it's a great story," confessed Oldman, who plays Police Commissioner James Gordon in the series. "How are you going to top Heath Ledger and 'The Dark Knight'? Nolan has come up with a cracking script. It's got a scope to it and brings it back, connecting it with 'Batman Begins.' You won't be disappointed."
As for his role as the werewolf hunter in "Red Riding Hood," Oldman said he saw it as a "little Van Helsing, a little nod to Vincent Price." When asked if it's more fun being bad, the actor cited some of his good guys, like Gordon, and as Sirius Black in "Harry Potter." He does admit he is best known for his portrayal of a corrupt cop in "The Professional."
Watch more of the interviews with Oldman and "Red" co-stars Max Irons and Shiloh Fernandez.
Heath Ledger may have taken the Joker in "The Dark Knight" to a darker level than the one portrayed by Jack Nicholson -- but the role didn't dampen Ledger's spirits during filming.
Co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal tells "Extra" that rumors of Ledger being tormented by his menacing character are completely false. "That's not what was happening. But what was happening was something very special and unusual." Actor Aaron Eckhart adds, "He could divorce himself from his character, then he was right back in."
Batman himself, Christian Bale, told "Extra" that it was a pleasure working with the late Ledger. "He's pure joy at what he did and what damn good company he was," said Bale. "I want people to see his performance and I want people to celebrate his talent."
"The Dark Knight" opens July 18.