Hot Heroine: This ‘Batwoman’ Brings the Heat & the Heart

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Batwoman’s new caped crusader, Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie), “represents a community that’s been overlooked for so long,” Leslie says of the smart, funny and fierce ex-con turned crime fighter, who is Black and gay. “There are people whose voices aren’t heard because they aren’t the ‘majority’…now there’s a superhero that not only identifies with them but will also fight for them.”

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We enjoy villains as long as there are brilliant minds to stop them.

Does she ever. “My favorite part of being Batwoman is the badass stunts I get to do. I feel like a human roller coaster when I’m flying in the air!”

Fitting, since heat rises.

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