Fans wonder about Leslie Grace’s ethnicity and race after ‘In the Heights’ actress was cast as new Barbara Gordon in upcoming HBO series Max Bat girl movie.
DC fans have some important news to handle!
The star’s most recent role was in the movie 2021 In The Heights.
Since the news broke, Twitter has been buzzing with gossip like DC fans rushed to the podium to express how they felt about the casting decision. Many even want to know more about the actress.
Discovered the actress’s ethnicity
- Leslie is Afro-Latina, more specifically she is Dominican-American.
She was born to Dominican parents people living in New York, The Bronx. Though born in the city, Batgirl (future) was raised in Davie, Florida.
Since her school days, Leslie has participated in musicals and talent shows, which explains her decision to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
The 26-year-old actress grew up with 5 siblings. Thanks to her Latino heritage, Grace is multilingual. She speaks both English and Spanish.
Her mother is said to currently run a hair salon in Florida.
Looking back at her casting in Batgirl and other roles
Although news of the casting of the DC actress in Batgirl is spreading around town, neither she nor Warner Bros studios have yet to be confirmed.
However, Limit line revealed that the Batgirl movie will stream on HBO’s streaming service, HBO Max. It will mark one of the first major DC movies to debut exclusively on the streaming platform.
Ugly for life Renowned directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct the film. The script will be written by Birds of prey Screenwriter Christina Hodson.
Other actresses being tested for the role are Zoey Deutch, Isabella Merced and Haley Lu Richardson.
Some of Leslie’s other acting credits include playing Nina Rosario in Jon M. Chu’s film adaptation of In the heights. The film is based on the award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The star that left her mark music career with songs like Whether you still love me tomorrow not top Billboards charts and earned Grammy Award nominations for her Latin music.
Twitter reacts to the news
DC fans on Twitter received the news with mixed emotions. On the one hand, many people were emotional to see black people in the DC universe. However, others deemed Leslie unsuitable for the role.
Responding to the news, one fan wrote, “Leslie Grace could have played a black character like Vixen, befitting her age and looking better. We don’t need simple, lazy encoding when DC has black characters they could already use. “
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