‘Batgirl’ star Leslie Grace has spoken out for the first time about Warner Bros.’s unexpected decision to cut the $90 million DC film.
Apparently, the cast and crew were unaware that the studio had shelved their multimillion-dollar project. Grace posted backstage footage from the film on her social media after the sad news broke, telling fans that she was “proud” of the movie.
The 27-year-old actress captioned a picture of her in a Batgirl costume, “Querida familia! On the heels of the recent news about our movie ‘Batgirl,'” continuing, “I am proud of the love, hard work, and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over seven months in Scotland.”
She continued, “I feel blessed to have worked… among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process!”
“To every Batgirl fan – THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, ‘my own damn hero!'”, Leslie added.
After the directors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, announced the untimely cancellation of their film, Grace posted on her Instagram. Its fate left the filmmakers “saddened and shocked,” they said. Among the other actors who starred in the film were Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser, and JK Simmons.