Bachata? More like Bat-chata! Dominicana singer and “In the Heights” star Leslie Grace will star in the upcoming “Batgirl” movie, according to reports. The announcement came after weeks of rumors that Warner Bros was looking at a stable of young actresses to fill the highly-coveted role.
Dominicana triple-threat Leslie Grace will be the first Latina actress to play a live-action version of ‘Batgirl.’
For those who are unfamiliar with her storyline, Batgirl is the alter ego of Barbara Gordon (who also happens to be Commissioner Gordon’s daughter). Batgirl has been a staple in the Batman comic book series since her debut in 1961. She is one of the most famous female superheroes, alongside giants like Wonder Woman and Supergirl.
Leslie Grace took to Instagram to celebrate her new role, posting a series of Batgirl-related pictures. “Barbara Gordon at your service…It is my honor to be your new #Batgirl!” she captioned her post, along with a few bat emojis. She also posted the caption in Spanish: “Barbara Gordon, tu #Batichica, aquí para servirle con mucho honor!”
“Batgirl” is just another chapter in Leslie Grace’s meteoric rise from The Bronx to the red carpets of Hollywood.
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