Leslie stated she actually linked to Ryan being referred to as “goofy” and “a person that doesn’t like to be told what to do.”
“I love the fact that Ryan is just who I am—just a hot mess,” she stated. But she’s a hot mess who has actually constantly imagined being a superhero.
“In May I did an interview and I said, ‘Well, one of my future goals and one of my biggest dreams is to become a superhero. I want to be a Black superhero,” she stated. “And then a month later, I become the first Black Batwoman. So I think it really like hits the nail on the head when it says, ‘speak your dreams.'”
Leslie stated it was very important to her that Batwoman isn’t simply Black behind the mask.
“If we’re going to have a Black Batwoman then she needs to be like a sister when she becomes Batwoman,” she stated. “It’s important for the sillhouette to still look like that, you know? More of like a natural texture hair and things like that.”
Dries stated that after season one handled Kate fumbling with Batwoman’s identity, season 2 will inform a comparable story with Ryan.
“[Kate] had actually currently come out of the closet as Kate however she now desired Batwoman to come out of the closet which resembled a substantial story arc that we used to season one, due to the fact that it felt so suppressing that this woman who’s out is concealing her identity,” Dries stated. “And likewise, I wanted to tell that same story with Ryan. How can we make sure that Ryan isn’t hiding what makes her awesome with a suit? And so it’s going to be a little bit of an evolution.”
The fit will “evolve” over the season, she discussed, to assist the brand-new Batwoman “represent what [she’s] defending.”