Angelina Jolie has been asking for advice on taking the role of Catwoman from an unlikely source - porn star Tera Patrick.
The Lara Croft star is said to be keen to sign up for the part if the Catwoman character is resurrected in a future Batman sequel by Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan.
Jolie has even been tipped for the role by Julie Newmar - who played the original feline villain in the 1960s Batman TV series.
And the sexy star has been discussing her possible portrayal of the character with porn star pal Patrick, who is a huge fan of the role, according to New York gossip column PageSix.
A source tells the publication, "They are friends and keep in touch via e-mail. She and Angie have a girl-talk thing going.
"After seeing reports that she'll land the lead role, Jolie asked Patrick what she thought. Tera had such insights into the role that Jolie cracked, 'You should do it!' "