Leslie Grace is set to play the iconic character Batgirl in her own standalone film. A film that will hit the streaming service HBO Max – in 2022.
As far as entering the DC universe, Grace excitedly exclaimed:
“I’m just excited to prove some new things to myself, try new things and shatter any limitations that I might have in my own brain. I feel so blessed to be able to do the things that I do every day — that are really my passions — and also be able to do it with people that are just excellent.”
In a new interview from ET, Grace breaks down how she got the role of Batgirl:
“I mean, obviously I had been auditioning. It was a whole process, you know? But it was just, like, mind-bending. It’s still mind-bending to think about it, and we’re about to embark on this insane journey. But I found out via Zoom, because COVID world. The directors and the studio were on, and they kind of try to make it a surprise. They tried to make it like I was doing a final test, and then they sent me an email saying, “I’m Batgirl” and had me read it. And I was just like, “I’m not reading that! I don’t know what’s happening right now!”
When ET asked Grace what will surprise fans the most with her take on Batgirl, Grace explained:
“This is only my second role, but I’m learning from my colleagues and other friends of mine that you put a little bit of yourself into each character. And just in the bit of research that I’ve been doing leading into pre-production, I’ve learned a lot of things about Barbara that are very in line with me.”
“She’s someone who’s been underestimated by even her own dad and being the youngest kid, sometimes you’re insulated from all of the tough stuff of life and she’s so eager to prove to herself and to everybody else that there’s some things that she can handle. So, this journey is definitely going to show me a lot of that. I feel like I’m on an endless journey of proving to myself what barriers I can break, what limits I can break for myself and I’m excited to put a little bit of that eagerness and drive and, like, almost a bit of stubbornness into Barbara’s character.”
According to the interview, Grace has not tried on the costume yet. In addition, J.K. Simmons will reprise his role as Jim Gordon in this movie – playing Batgirl’s (Barbara Gordon) father. What do you think of Grace as Batgirl and the new standalone film?
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