Anne Hathaway, who stars in "The Dark Knight Rises" as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, released a statement on Sunday, July 22, about the shooting at a Friday screening of the film in Aurora, Colorado, where a gunman killed 12 people and left 59 people injured.
The 29-year-old said in her statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company KABC Television, "My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act. I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."Hathaway's co-star Christian Bale, who plays Bruce Wayne / Batman in the film, also released a statement about the mass shooting. Bale's statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com Saturday said, "Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them."
Christopher Nolan, the director of "The Dark Knight Rises," released a statement on July 20 and called the shooting "devastating."
"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," part of Nolan's statement said. "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."
James Holmes, a 24-year-old University of Colorado medical school student, was arrested for the shootings. He is expected to make his first court appearance Monday morning.
Warner Bros. the studio behind the film, released a statement about the shooting on July 20 saying, "Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."
The studio canceled the Friday night premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Paris as well as other red carpet premieres in Mexico City and Tokyo.
Warner Bros. announced late Friday that it would withhold box office reports for the film out of respect for the victims and their families until Monday. Several other studios including Fox, Disney and Sony are withholding their reports as well.