Leslie Grace, the star of “Batgirl” – the $90 million DC movie that was cut by Warner Bros. – spoke for the first time about the unexpected twist of fate.
The Post this week revealed that the film’s cast and crew were not told their multimillion-dollar project had been scrapped by the studio.
Sharing behind-the-scenes footage from the film, Grace said she was ‘proud’ of the film in her first social media post since the sad news.
“Querida familia!” On the heels of the latest news regarding our film ‘Batgirl’, I’m proud of the love, hard work and intent that all of our amazing actors and tireless crew put into this film for seven months in Scotland.” she wrote on her Instagram Post.
“I feel blessed to have worked among some great absolutes and forged lifelong relationships in the process!”
The star of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights’ musical added, “To all Batgirl fans – THANK YOU for the love and belief that allowed me to walk the path and become, like Babs said it best, “my own whore”. hero!'”
Grace’s post came just hours after directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah released their own statement on the film’s unexpected scrapping.
The couple – who also directed ‘Bad Boys For Life’ – said they were “saddened and shocked” by the fate of the film, which also starred Michael Keaton, JK Simmons and Brendan Fraser.
“We still can’t believe it. As directors, it is essential that our work is shown to the public, and although the film is far from finished, we wish that fans around the world had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film. themselves,” they wrote.
“Our amazing cast and crew did an amazing job and worked so hard to bring Batgirl to life. We are forever grateful to have been part of this team,” they added.
The filmmakers thanked their cast, “especially the great Leslie Grace, who portrayed Batgirl with such passion, dedication and humanity.”
“In any case, as big fans of Batman since we were little, it was a privilege and an honor to have been part of the DCEU, even if only for a brief moment. Batgirl For Life”, added El Arbi and Fallah.
The canceled film has become a mess for the studio, with fans online demanding the film’s release – and the debacle has been made all the more glaring by the fact that the film is helmed by a Latina actress surrounded by a diverse cast and filmmakers. .