‘I Couldn’t Resist’: Actress Shares Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Canceled ‘Batgirl’ Movie’

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Actress Leslie Grace is letting the world glimpse at some behind-the-scenes clips from the canceled superhero movie, “Batgirl.”

“I couldn’t resist,” the 27-year-old star shared in the caption of a TikTok montage. The 15-second footage includes Grace rehearsing a fight scene, jumping off a ledge while attached to wires, sitting in a makeup chair, and a quick shot of her wearing the Batgirl costume while riding a rocking horse. 

The movie made headlines for being the one of the most expensive projects ever canceled. Warner Bros. Discovery invested $90 million in the film, but it never made it to audiences. The exact reasons remain unknown, but insiders note that the project could be used as a tax write-off without a release. 

“The decision to not release ‘Batgirl’ reflects our leadership’s strategic shift as it relates to the DC universe and HBO Max,” a Warner spokesperson stated at the time, as The Daily Wire previously reported.

The statement continued, specifically defending the lead actress’s work and saying she was not the reason for the film never seeing the light of day. “Leslie Grace is an incredibly talented actor and this decision is not a reflection of her performance,” the statement continued.

In conclusion, the spokesperson said the studio hoped “to collaborate with everyone again in the near future.”

Grace also expressed how glad she was to be part of “Batgirl” even though it was canceled.

“On the heels of the recent news, about our movie Batgirl, 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 shared on Instagram. “I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process!”

She continued, saying, “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!’ #Batgirl for life!”

Last month, film directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah said they attempted to salvage some of the footage on their phones only to find themselves locked out of the servers.

Fallah said, “Adil called me and told me, ‘Go ahead! Shoot everything on your phone!’ I went on the server … and everything was blocked. There was no way to access the film. We were: ‘F***ing sh**!’ All the scenes with Batman we didn’t get to keep!”

“It was not a talent problem on our part, the actress, or even the quality of the movie,” Fallah said of the cancellation during an interview with SKRIPT. “We were right in the middle of editing, there was still a lot of work to be done! It was not like the movie was finished. But they told us it was a strategic change. New management. And they could save some cash.”

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