Batgirl star: Leslie Grace is speaking out after Warner Bros. halted the release of her superhero movie after filming had concluded.
The 28-year-old actress told Variety in a Monday piece that she did not learn of the news until an internet article about it was published.
“I learned the same as the rest of you,” she stated. “After that, my phone began to explode.”
David Zaslav, chief executive officer of Warner Bros. Discovery, stated in August that the HBO Max series “Batgirl star,” which was nearly finished and scheduled for release, had been cancelled.
“We will not release a film until we believe in it. And with that, “At the time, Zaslav stated. “Particularly with DC, we believe we should pivot, elevate, and concentrate… our responsibility is to safeguard the DC brand.”
Grace had the following to say about the decision:
How did Leslie Grace respond to the cancellation of ‘Batgirl star’?
She stated, “It felt like deflating a balloon.” “I was pretty much just soaking it all in, but I was so certain of the magic that had occurred — based on my experience and what I saw in my cast and staff — that I thought, “This must be some weird event over which we have no control.” I have a tendency to be a very optimistic and happy person in such situations, and I simply focused on the beauty of having this event in my life. Even though I would have loved to share this experience with the rest of the world, nothing can take away from us this opportunity.”
What does Leslie Grace think of Peter Safran, head of DC Studios, stating that the picture is “not releaseable”?
She stated, “I had my own meetings with Warner Bros. Film Group CEOs Pam Abdy and Mike De Luca, and they explained to me on a granular level how they felt about the project, as well as the things that were out of their control, as well as the plans and budgets that had been established before they joined the team.”
“I’ve learned through experience that there are many aspects of filmmaking over which an actor has no control. Regarding the film and how it would have harmed DC creatively, they were not particularly clear in their creative assessment. However, I am a person, and humans have senses and read things. And I can see how it could be upsetting when words are used flippantly to describe work to which individuals have devoted a great deal of effort, including myself and the entire team.”
Did ‘Batgirl star’ face any difficulties while filming?
Grace stated, “I’m not going to lie to you.” “There are challenges in every picture, and our film was no exception. The majority of the filming took place at night in Scotland, where it never stops raining. So there were challenges, but nothing ever stood in the way of us achieving what we knew we wanted to offer for this picture, thanks to the wonderful staff. At least based on what I could observe.”