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Javicia Leslie Is Ready to Be the First Black Batwoman: "This Is a Great Beginning"



In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actress Javicia Leslie discusses her excitement about getting the new role.

Leslie is going to replace Ruby Rose for the second season of The CW's Batwoman.

"This really had nothing to do with me and everything to do with my people and with little Black girls." Leslie says that she’s a lifelong Batman fan and she found her own positive representation as a child through Eartha Kitt’s  Catwoman.

Leslie is very active in her personal life and she’s says that she’s ready for the physicality of the role.

"I’m very active in my personal life," she says, “so being able to allow that to be my work, that’s heaven for me. I do Muay Thai. I do fitness training. I run. Anything that’s active I’m always down for, so this is going to be like playing on the playground every day."

The season hasn’t started filming and Leslie is enjoying her time in LA with her friends and family.

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Tags: batman, black celebrities, interview, lgbtq / rights, lgbtq film / media, television - cw
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