Michelle Pfeiffer’s whip stunt in ‘Batman Returns’ goes viral


This horny kitty appears to be like like she may give Indiana Jones whiplash.

A clip of Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992’s “Batman Returns” is making its rounds on Twitter, with followers marveling over the DC Comic villainess’ prowess — specifically her expertise with a whip.

The clip, shared by Netflix social media supervisor Jarett Wieselman, reveals Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman expertly knocking the heads off mannequins whereas filming a scene for the Tim Burton film — which she famously did in one take.

“Reminder: Michelle Pfeiffer whipped the heads off those four mannequins IN ONE TAKE to thunderous applause from the Batman Returns crew,” he wrote together with the video, which has amassed practically 1.5 million views in simply 4 hours.

In reality, Pfeiffer famously did all her personal stunts, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the whip for the movie, in which she starred alongside Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Danny DeVito as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin.

“She was better than her stunt people,” Burton told Rolling Stone in 1992. “She made the whip beautiful, kind of an art form.”

In that very same interview, Pfeiffer, now 62, revealed she did months of coaching in yoga, gymnastics and kickboxing to arrange for the function and was even educated the right way to use the whip by Anthony De Longis, who additionally educated Harrison Ford to play Indiana Jones in that movie franchise, according to The Wrap.

She’s nonetheless received it, too. The actress even introduced out the unique film prop, posting it on Instagram in 2019 — and again in December 2020 throughout an interview. She additionally showed off her skills with the whip, writing: “Just like riding a bike.”

While most followers had been jolted by her whipping, some followers didn’t appear to consider Pfeiffer really did the spectacular stunt herself and insisted it was only a little bit of film magic. “She’s an absolute badass buuut there’s clearly people behind the mannequins pulling the heads off,” wrote one hater.

The remark precipitated some to crack the whip. “You could have just said she’s a badass. Did you really need to do the whole mansplaining ‘buuut…’ thing? Women can be applauded for being badasses just for the sake of being badasses,” one other Twitter user refuted.

Catwoman, who has additionally been portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Halle Berry, will make her strategy to the large display as soon as once more, this time performed by Zoë Kravitz reverse Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman.”


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