Alicia Silverstone Considers Suiting up as Batgirl Again
Alicia Silverstone Considers Suiting up as 'Batgirl' Again
She spoke about the upcoming HBO movie in a recent interview.
Alicia Silverstone is speaking out about the new Batgirl film, and whether she would ever revisit the role herself.
Silverstone famously brought Batgirl to the big screen in 1997’s Batman & Robin, a campy classic also starring George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell as the titular duo. Although the film bombed at the time, it’s remained an underground favorite, particularly among the LGBTQ+ community, for its homoeroticism and over-the-top portrayal of villains like Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) and Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
During an interview with ComicBookMovie.com, Silverstone ruminated on Leslie Grace taking up the mantle of Batgirl after all these years.
“I think she’s going to be wonderful,” she said. “Her costume looks amazing and I’m happy for her. She must be very excited.”
She also added that Grace’s “costume looks way more comfortable…and a lot less vulnerable” than hers was.
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In light of several superhero movies and TV shows opting to bring back actors who played important roles in the past to reprise them, often as part of the multi-verse theory, Silverstone was also asked whether she would be interested in putting on her batsuit once again.
“I don’t know,” she said. “I’m open to whatever the world brings me, right? I’ll see what happens and flow.”
Well, it’s not a no, so we’ll take it! Plus, she previously told USA Today that "it would be fun to tackle it again," noting that she feels her acting chops have improved as the years have gone by.
"I was just a baby. It was a different thing," she said at the time. "But I had fun back then. And I think it would be fun to do it again."
Bringing back actors from Batman & Robin as their original characters and putting them into a less campy take on the world of Gotham would definitely make for fascinating viewing. And inducting the film into the current canon — and introducing new viewers to its wildness in the process — can only be a win!