Jayme Lawson talks about the experience of being in The Batman

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Jayme Lawson was barely out of acting school when she landed a role in The Batman, and as you might imagine, that be a bit of a surreal turn.

Lawson recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss her upcoming film, Farewell Amor, and as one might expect, the topic of The Batman was bound to come up.

First and foremost, Lawson would not confirm nor deny any information about the character of Bella Real, but she did say that she feels a kinship with the character. “To be quite honest, I am bluffing every day,” said Lawson. “And I think that ties in with my character. She’s gotta fake it till she makes it. She’s running up against the big dogs. And so there’s not much transformation that’s happening when I show up on set. I am surrounded by a lot of great talent and I’ve just gotta fake it. So I will be as nervous as can be, but I can’t let it be known. So I just do what I’ve gotta do. It’s working out so far, so that’s good.”

And when you get a call to be in a film of this scale when you’re this early in your career? “It was funny because I was at the gym when my agent called me. So I actually whispered because I couldn’t scream. I was in public and I was very much aware of my surroundings. It was mainly a shock because I could’ve sworn they had gone with somebody else; it had been so long. I didn’t even go in thinking I was going to get it. I just went in because I wanted to impress [casting director] Cindy (Tolan). And so, for this to come out of it, it was like, “Oh my god.” And it took a while for it to sink in, like what was actually happening. It wasn’t until I actually showed up to my first day, that I was like, “Oh wow. This is it. This is big.” My mom screamed for me, though, when I told her. She went absolutely ballistic.”

We can’t wait to find out just a bit more about Bella Real.

The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter