Warner Bros. and DC Films have cast Ivory Aquino in the upcoming HBO Max series “Batgirl,” as her first transgender role in a DC Comics film.
Aquino will play Alysia Yeoh, a transgender woman and roommate of Barbara Gordon, who was introduced in the 2011 comic book “Batgirl” by writer Gail Simone and artist Ardian Syaf. Leslie Grace, Who will play Batgirl In the movie, Aquino’s casting is leaked through a set of photos on Instagram with the actress tagged in the photo, titled “Barbara and Alysia.”
Born in the Philippines, Aquino first rose to prominence in 2017 as transgender activist Cecelia Chung in the ABC miniseries “When We Rise”. Although she is the first transgender actress to play an openly transgender role in a DC feature film, a transgender character was previously introduced in the fourth season of the DC television series Supergirl. ” with Nia Nal, a superhero played by actress and transgender activist Nicole. Maines.
“Bad Boys For Life” duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct from a script by “Birds of Prey” screenwriter Christina Hodson, with JK Simmons, Michael Keaton and Brendan Fraser also starring. The series will be released on HBO Max later this year.
Aquino is represented by A3 Artists Agency and Industry Entertainment. The casting was first reported by Variety.
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