Leslie Grace, the star of “Batgirl,” the $90 million DC movie that was released by Warner Bros., has spoken out for the first time about the unexpected twist of fate.
The Post this week revealed that the film’s cast and crew were not informed that the studio had shelved their multi-million dollar project.
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.
“Dear family! On the heels of the recent news about our film ‘Batgirl,’ I am proud of the love, hard work and intent that our entire incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over seven months in Scotland,” she wrote on her Instagram account. . mail.
“I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged lifelong relationships in the process!”
The star of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical film “In The Heights” added: “To all Batgirl fans: THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take the cape and become, as Babs best said, ‘my own damned'”. hero!'”
Grace’s post came just hours after directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah released their own statement about the film’s unexpected scrapping.
The couple, who also directed “Bad Boys For Life,” said they were “saddened and shocked” at the fate of the film, which also starred Michael Keaton, JK Simmons and Brendan Fraser.
“We still can’t believe it. As directors, it’s critical that our work be shown to audiences, and while the film was far from finished, we wish fans around the world had had the opportunity to see and embrace the final film for themselves,” they wrote.
“Our incredible cast and crew did a great job and worked so hard to bring Batgirl to life. We are eternally grateful to have been a part of that team.”
The filmmakers thanked their cast, “especially the great Leslie Grace, who played Batgirl with such passion, dedication and humanity.”
“Regardless, as huge Batman fans since we were little kids, it was a privilege and an honor to have been a part of the DCEU, even for a brief moment. Batgirl For Life”, added El Arbi and Fallah.
The rejected film has become a disaster for the studio, with fans online demanding the film be released, and the debacle made more egregious by the fact that the film is directed by a Latina actress surrounded by a cast and various filmmakers.