Among the hundreds of people affected by Warner Bros. Discovery’s shocking decision to cancel HBO Max bat girl movie yesterday (even if it would have been 90 percent of the way to completion), few are as central, of course, as star Leslie Grace. Singer-songwriter Grace – who got her acting role in 2021 as one of Warner’s protagonists In the heights— has, after all, spent quite a bit of month of his life at this point getting beat up in spandex in scotland for the film, which was slated for release on HBO Max after wrapping its initial filming in March 2022. So watchers have been quite curious to hear what she had to say about the parent company’s decision to put the film on hold indefinitely.
Grace took the high road tonight, however, post a message on instagram tonight who focused entirely on the people she made bat girl with, rather than the not particularly grateful overlords they technically made the movie for:
Querida family! On the heels of recent 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 7 months in Scotland. I feel blessed to have worked among great absolutes and forged lifelong relationships in the process! To all Batgirl fans – THANK YOU for the love and belief, which allowed me to take the course and become, as Babs said best, “my own fucking hero!”
Grace accompanied her message with a number of photos and videos from the film’s Scottish production, including videos of her serenading the camera while in costume, working with the film’s crew and singing with his classmates. It’s all very positive and very light on the “Fuck you, Warner Bros. Discovery President David Zaslav.” Grace’s message comes shortly after the makers of the film, Adil El Arbi and Bilal Falla, made their own statements on social media about the cancellation, describing themselves as “saddened and shocked by the news.