Many fans were surprised when Jayme Lawson landed a role in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. The cast of the upcoming DC movie is full of Hollywood top dogs, and Lawson just graduated from Juilliard last year. While talking with THR, the actress confessed that she felt like a freshman in the industry at first, but she learned quickly how to move on a big set by using the “fake it till you make it” approach, which also connects with her character in the movie.
“I think that ties in with my character,” she said. “She’s gotta fake it till she makes it. She’s running up against the big dogs. And so there’s not much transformation that’s happening when I show up on set. I am surrounded by a lot of great talent and I’ve just gotta fake it. So I will be as nervous as can be, but I can’t let it be known.”
In The Batman, Lawson will portray Bella Reál, a Gotham City mayoral candidate. Expect for her character’s name, details about Reál are still under wrap. Assuming she doesn’t have a hidden alter-ego, Lawson’s role will be an original creation since she doesn’t appear on the DC Comics pages. In the above-mentioned interview, the actress confessed that she didn’t read anything Batman-related to prepare.
According to Warner Bros.’ current plans, The Batman will open in theaters on March 4, 2022.
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