Whenever you’re a child, there aren’t too many belongings you really feel like you’ll be able to’t do. For some it may very well be as bold as turning into a superhero, and for others the dream might merely be present in eager to eat your favourite ice cream for a dwelling. For actress and singer Leslie Grace, nonetheless, each of these desires grew to become a actuality this yr.
Rising to on-screen prominence together with her debut position as Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2021 movie adaptation of Within the Heights, Leslie — who can be a three-time Latin Grammy Award nominee — gave critics and film lovers a lot to speak about together with her portrayal of the character. That chatter grew to be so loud that she nabbed what’s assured to be the position of a lifetime: the star of DC Comics’ movie adaptation of Batgirl.
Whereas there’s no actual launch date for what might probably set the tone to nestle the actress into an iconic character price steady reward — much like that of Michael Keaton (Batman, Batman Returns) Christian Bale (The Darkish Knight Trilogy), and Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns) — phrase is that Batgirl has an anticipated premiere on HBO Max in some unspecified time in the future in 2022. In fact, although, that doesn’t imply Leslie hasn’t discovered methods to maintain herself busy within the meantime.
Leslie, who additionally has a slew of further productions in queue, can be nailing one other must-do for youths and kids-at-heart alike: launching a line of yummy ice cream flavors with Haagen-Dazs.
Impressed by the NYC avenue distributors who supplied Leslie with particular treats like churros, B&W cookies, smooth pretzels, and extra, the brand new line — aptly named Metropolis Sweets — sees the nostalgic tastes rework into creamy scoops by 5 flavors: Dulce de Leche Churro, Espresso Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel, Summer season Berry Cake Pop, and Black & White Cookie. Wish to make the flavors moveable with a snack bar as a substitute of a scoop? Don’t fear — the brand new collaboration additionally contains the Dulce de Leche Churro, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel, and Summer season Berry flavors as frozen snack bars, too.
Whereas busy letting the world find out about her newest collaboration with the long-lasting ice cream model (the brand new flavors are at the moment stocked in shops nationwide), Leslie took trip of her demanding schedule to talk with Kitchn’s Information & Tradition Editor (that’s me!) in regards to the new scoops, her upcoming position as Batgirl, her favourite candy deal with to make, and a lot extra.
Try the complete interview under.