Eizza Gonzalez recently broke her silence on losing out the role of Catwoman in Robert Pattinson’s The Batman.
Warner Bros. and DC’s The Batman will feature several characters from the pages of DC Comics, including the iconic burglar Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. While Big Little Lies and High Fidelity star Zoe Kravitz was ultimately cast as Catwoman, one of the final contenders for the role was Bloodshot actress Eiza Gonzalez.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Eiza Gonzalez discussed the heartbreak she felt after losing out on the role of Catwoman. Noting that she’s terrible at not getting ahead of herself during the casting process, Eiza Gonzalez explained that she truly imagines herself in the role and the possibilities that may follow, especially when she gets as far as she did while auditioning for Catwoman for The Batman:
“It’s impossible not to do that, especially when you get so far down the line. It’s part of why you’re so far down the line, because you’re living and dreaming the character. For my prep for every role, I’m kind of a weirdo, especially when I’m already at the camera test stage or really deep into it. I will live and breathe the character; I’m more traditional in that sense. It is heartbreaking; it is always hard. You have to envision yourself in the role in order to see the role. You can’t have one foot in and one foot out. When I started my career, I was more like that, and I wouldn’t get that far. In a sense, it didn’t hurt as much, but I didn’t give it the best version of what I thought I could do. So now I do, and I just go through the heartbreak afterwards. I always explain it as this relationship that you work on. You fall in love, you go through all the stages — and it never really solidifies. It’s this process that never has closure; it just goes away. So it feels like a relationship that didn’t result in anything. It’s always heartbreaking, but what I’ve learned with time, those relationships that you curate and the people that you meet don’t go away. I’ve been in situations where they’ve seen me for different roles that didn’t work out, but then they come around for something else. The beauty of our industry is it’s never-ending; it’s always evolving and transforming. I’m just lucky and grateful that I’ve had the chance to meet incredible directors and be part of incredible projects. Growing up in Mexico, I never would’ve thought I’d be doing these types of projects. (Laughs)”
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Full plot details on The Batman are being kept under lock and key, but we know that the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves-directed film will follow the Dark Knight during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the hero’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new Batman trilogy starring Robert Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
The Batman is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Eiza Gonzalez, Catwoman and the upcoming movie!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter