The Batgirl movie star says the weather in Glasgow caused a “hurdle” for the crew

American actress Leslie Grace admitted there were “hurdles” that affected the Glasgow shoot, but said she was still grateful for the experience.

The decision to ax the movie was made abruptly in August last year just months before it was due to be released.

Filmed entirely in Scotland, it also stars Academy Award-nominated actor Brendan Fraser, as well as Michael Keaton and JK Simmons.

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Speaking to US trade magazine Variety, Grace said she found out about the news “just like you” – after reading reports in the media.

When asked if there were signs the production “won’t work,” she said, “I’m not going to lie to you. In every movie, there are hurdles, and ours was less than that.”

Half the shot was a night shoot in Scotland, where the rain never stops.

“So there were hurdles, but at the end of the day, because of the amazing cast, nothing is stopping us from delivering what we knew we wanted to deliver for this movie.”

She added, “Although I would have loved to share that with the rest of the world, nothing can take away from us this experience.”

Batgirl reportedly cost $70m (£57.6m) and the film was set for a late 2022 release – although the decision to cancel its release was due to poor screen tests.

In January last year, the Trongate area of ​​Glasgow was converted by group builders into Gotham City Productions, complete with modifications to shop fronts and police cars.

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The film was to focus on Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon.

In an online statement following the announcement, directors Adel Elaraby and Bilal Falah said they were “sad and shocked” by the news and wished fans “the chance to see and embrace the final film for themselves.”

Fraser, who earned a Best Actor nomination at this year’s Academy Awards for his performance in The Whale, told Variety that the news about Batgirl was “a huge blow.”

The actor said the most “unfortunate” part of Warner Bros.’s decision was that “a whole generation of young girls are going to have to wait even longer to see Batgirl and say, ‘Hey, she looks like me.'”

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