Javicia Leslie is opening up about the impact of her being cast as the new Batwoman.
The 33-year-old actress is taking over the title role in the upcoming second season as the new character Ryan Wilder.
Javicia recently opened up about her being cast in the superhero role is an inspiration for others.
“Definitely, it went through my mind, a few times — a feeling like, ‘Did they make the right decision?’” she told TooFab. “I feel like everything happens for a reason and being Batwoman was bigger than me. Being Batwoman and me being in that role in general is such an inspiration for so many people and that makes it worth it. That makes every fear go away, because I know it inspires other people to make her purpose.”
She also dished on the responsibility attached to such a character as Batwoman.
“The responsibility I feel is to make sure I give everything and give my all and walk away everyday like I left everything on the table, not having any regrets at the end of the night about anything. Just knowing that I did everything. Me walking in that truth is enough,” Javicia said.
“I don’t think I have to prove anything, I think it’s just about making sure I give all of it and that way, there’s something to be proud of at the end of the day for myself,” she continued. “And if I’m proud of myself, then I think people that I represent will be proud of the work.”
Batwoman season two will premiere THIS Sunday (January 17) on The CW. Check out the episode synopsis here!
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