Batwoman’s Javicia Leslie On Ryan’s Personal Kryptonite

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We all have that personal Kryptonite, don’t we? We’re weak to it, no matter what. For some, it’s a certain food. For others, it’s an activity. Then there are those relationships that keep dragging you in.

While Ryan (Javicia Leslie) is dealing with Kryptonite poisoning on Batwoman, she’s also dealing with her personal kryptonite in her ex, Angelique (Bevin Bru). Leslie talked with EW about how Ryan is weak to her.

“Should the audience be worried? Yes, be worried. Pray for your girl because… Ryan just has so much love and appreciation for Angelique, and I think that she’ll continue to forgive her. She’ll always forgive her, and that’s just a weakness that she has.”

Seeing as how Angelique is a criminal? Oh, this is going to complicate Ryan’s new job as Batwoman in a big way.

Showrunner Caroline Dries said, “If Ryan weren’t going to be Batwoman and was just going to continue living her life as Ryan Wilder, I think Angelique would be drama for her and they’d fight and things would go haywire. It wouldn’t affect Gotham. But now she’s wearing the Batsuit and she has this whole other world of responsibilities. And having someone like Angelique, who’s a little shady and can be a little toxic, even though they’re in love and she’s a good person, that’s a problem for the city’s hero.”

Despite this, Dries wants these two to work things out, “I love Angelique and Ryan together, and I want them to be happy, and I want Ryan to be happy.”

Batwoman airs Sundays at 8/7c on The CW.

Bec Heim
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