Javicia Leslie Wants Stacey Abrams To Join 'Batwoman'
Written by BET on January 18, 2021
Javicia Leslie made historical past by turning into the primary Black girl to ever play Batwoman on tv or movie. Now, Leslie needs a bit of extra historical past made. She would love Stacey Abrams to play a supervillain on the CW collection, which premiered its second season final night time (Jan. 17).
In an interview with Yahoo, Leslie stated, “Let’s swimsuit her [Abrams] up as a hero! How about this? Let’s swimsuit her up as an anti-hero! That may be enjoyable. A brilliant-villain: I feel we should always undergo the comics and discover one we need to carry to Gotham and go forward and swimsuit her up. And don’t even reveal it’s her! Go awhile earlier than we take off the masks and see that it’s her.”
Whereas Leslie, whose credit additionally embody BET’s The Family Business, might have an excellent concept, Abrams is already a real-life superhero within the political world.
Georgia, a solidly crimson state in earlier elections, turned blue in November. The roots of that historic transformation lie with former gubernatorial candidate and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams.
In 2018, Abrams, who had served as a member of the state Home of Representatives, mounted a bid for governor, however misplaced it in a really slim margin—55,000 votes— to then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Many felt that the race was stolen due to a doubtful balloting course of and allegations of voter suppression. She suspended her marketing campaign with out conceding, calling what occurred an “erosion of our democracy.”
Since then, nonetheless, she turned an activist for making certain honest counting of votes in her state. She based Fair Fight Action the identical yr to deal with voter suppression with an eye fixed on the 2020 political season. With Abrams’ assist, Biden secured the electoral votes in Georgia and two Democrats, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff had been elected to the Senate.