Before the theatrical released of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the casting of Jena Malone in an undisclosed role had fans speculating on the identity of her character for months, only for Malone’s scenes to be omitted from the theatrical release of the film. In an interview with AV Club, Malone discussed her feelings on being cut from the film and the “interesting lesson” she learned from the experience.
When asked if it was weird to learn that her role had been cut from Batman v Superman, Malone replied:
“No, it wasn’t. I had some scenes. It wasn’t—for me, the beauty of working with friends is that someone can call you up and be like, ‘I’d love for you to come and do this part for two days.’ And you’re like, ‘Yeah. Awesome.’ It negates all of the bullshit of auditioning and going between agents and all this other stuff and Zack Snyder and I really love working together and get along and have very similar work ethics. So when he was like, ‘Hey, I’ve got a little something for you,’ I was like, ‘Awesome.’ I didn’t really think much of it, nor did I expect anything of it. It was just one of those great, you know—two blocks away is a baker and here I am as a grain farmer. Cool, I’ll be over on Monday. We can make a loaf of bread. No big deal.”
Malone commented on the how the rumors surrounding her role taught her an “interesting” public relations lesson:
“But for me, the funniest thing that I learned about that is you don’t have to be in a movie to let everyone think you’re in a movie. I learned a really interesting lesson in the sense of false PR—by me being just on set of that, there were all these swirling rumors that I was Robin. And I was like, wow, this is actually a really interesting technique to get a job—to pretend you have it. It was definitely a lesson in public relations that I hadn’t fully engaged with that I would love to reinterpret in maybe a political anarchist type of way. It’s cool.”
Of course, Malone’s footage was included in the ultimate edition of Batman v Superman, where it was revealed that she was playing DC Comics character Jenet Klyburn.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Directed Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
Source: AV Club