In Hollywood cinema there is more than one way to find out that you have the role. If it’s Marvel, people find out on a phone call from Kevin Feige. It is already a matter of whether they accept the role or not. The others do auditions and the normal thing is that they find out in an ordinary email or thanks to the call of their agent.
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The point is, that doesn’t always happen. An example that we just learned about is the case of Leslie Grace. They played a kind of joke on her to tell her that she had landed the leading role in Batgirl, an exclusive HBO Max movie. She said that when Variety intercepted her during this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (via Comic Book). Apparently the directors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, told him that he had to connect to Zoom for his last test, but in reality it was to tell him that the role was his. It should be said that the actress said that her brain was broken at that time. Here his words:
It was an incredible moment. When I mean amazing, I mean it was the textbook definition of what that is… I couldn’t believe it. My brain really broke when they gave me the news. The directors spoke to me and the producers were on the line. They spoke to me under the pretext… or rather they made me click on a Zoom link under the pretext that I was doing one last test… that this was another step in the process. It was the middle of the day and I looked crazy and they said ‘Make a call very quickly; This could be the final test or some news or something. ‘So I do it and I only see the two directors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who are very sweet. They told me: ‘Yes, we only want to do this last test, but deep down you can see that there are eight other participants, and that they are recording and I think:’ Okay, I don’t know what this is. ‘ And then they told me this way: ‘We want you to read this text; We are going to send you an email. ‘ And I open it up and it says, ‘I’m Batgirl, love, Adil,’ and my brain snapped.
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On the other hand, they must be asking themselves: What is the film going to be about? The truth is that not much of the plot has been revealed, but thanks to the actress we know a little about the character. She had a conversation with Entertainment Tonight, in which she spoke in detail about the characteristics and motivations of her character, in a way that an MCU actor could not. The main thing he said is that his character is someone who wants to prove himself to the world. Here his words:
She is someone who has been underestimated even by her own father and being the youngest daughter, sometimes you are isolated from all the difficult things in life and she wants to prove to herself and everyone else that there are some things. that she can handle. So this trip is definitely going to show me a lot of that. I feel like I’m on an infinite journey to prove to myself what barriers I can break, what limits I can overcome for myself and I’m excited to put a little of that enthusiasm and motivation and a little of that, like, stupidity into the character of Barbara
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