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Cat Power

Why Halle Berry is trying to perfect her purr. EW checks in with the star of ''Catwoman''

Halle Berry | CAST ASIDE Berry says her next role is ''great'' despite the fight training that had her hurting her arm
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CAST ASIDE Berry says her next role is ''great'' despite the fight training that had her hurting her arm

Halle Berry is heeding the catcall -- prepping for her starring role in Warner Bros.' ''Catwoman,'' due in theaters next summer. ''It's great -- lots of fight training and whip work,'' says the Oscar winner, who's been a fan of the feline comic character since seeing Eartha Kitt play her in old episodes of the 1960s ''Batman'' series. ''Catwoman's been done by great women, and I'm just hoping I can stand among them and add some of my own personality.'' Berry won't reveal how her costumes compare to Kitt's spandex sparkles or Michelle Pfeiffer's S&M latex, except to describe them as ''amazing...different than any others.'' And the kitty lingo? Promises Berry, '''I'm trying to get my purr just right.''

Originally posted Aug 22, 2003 Published in issue #724-725 Aug 22, 2003 Order article reprints