Based on the characters from DC, Batwoman
, which premieres its third season tonight on The CW, follows Ryan Wilder, played by Javicia Leslie, who now carries out the legacy of Batwoman and protects the city of Gotham. This season, she and the Bat Team must work to recover artifacts taken from some of Batman’s worst villains. Meanwhile, Ryan deals with the bombshell dropped by Alice (Rachel Skarsten) that her mother is in fact alive. Things get even more complicated when Wayne Enterprises ends up on the radar of Jada Jet, played by Robin Givens.
Leslie talked to SciFi Vision about what it was like the first time she put on the bat suit. “The suit is epic. I think Maya Mani, our costumer at Batwoman
, does such an amazing job with the suit. I think the way it fits, the streamlining, the shape and silhouette that it creates, it's so powerful. It's so womanly, yet it's still very badass, like, ‘Don't mess with me.’ So, I always say, whenever I put on the suit, I automatically feel like a superhero, because it does grab me up like this, and it makes me walk with my shoulders back and my head high, and you automatically kind of feel the responsibility of being a hero.”
Givens may not have a superhero costume on the series, but she told the site that she does get to wear a lot of designer dresses. “I have to say, in a similar way for Jada Jet, it's not this superhero costume, but you really see how people and costume designers win Oscars for what they do, and it really helps you create a character. So, everything about the way Jada dresses says everything about her. I’m so different than Jada and a lot of the women that I play, but clearly when you put on those tight dresses, there's only one way to walk in those high heeled shoes, and it really establishes the character. So, yeah, she's dresses very well.”